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Philip C. Hanawalt, PhD

Philip C. Hanawalt, PhD

Stanford University
Stanford, California

Class of 2021

Scientific Areas of Expertise: DNA Damage and Repair; DNA Replication; Transcription

For unparalleled contributions to establishing the DNA damage repair field, highlighted by his co-discovery of DNA excision repair and preferential repair of transcribed genes, the latter of which demonstrated intragenomic DNA repair heterogeneity and the determination that actively expressed genes are repaired through a special transcription-coupled repair pathway; and for developing several experimental approaches to studying DNA repair, including the commonly used Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) labeling method for detecting newly synthesized DNA.