Aziz Sancar Biography, Education, Awards, Spouse, Lifestyle

1Full NameAziz Sancar
2Birth PlaceSavur, Mardin, Turkey
3Birth Year1946
5SpouseGwen Sancar
6NationalityTurkey, United States
7AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2015)

Aziz Sancar is a famous molecular biologist. He was born in Turkey but he is living in the United States. He has both Turkish and United States citizenship. He is married to Gwen Sancar.

Aziz Sancar Early Life and Education

Aziz Sancar was born on 8 September 1946. He is born in Savur, Mardin, Turkey. He is currently 77 years old. He specializes in DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoints, and circadian clock. He was born and raised in Turkey.

He started his education career. He belongs to a lower-middle-class family so he was educated at a private school near his house. He completed his primary and secondary education from there. He studied medicine in high school but he was interested in Chemistry.

He went to Istanbul University and completed his degree there in the MD field. He got a scholarship at Johns Hopkins University after that he went to the United States of America to Study at the University of Texas at Dallas.

More About Aziz Sancar

Azizi Sancar is married to Gwen Sancar in 1978. He has both Turkish and United States citizenship. according to he is proud of being Muslim.

Aziz Sancar Awards

He was the 2nd Turkish Nobel laureate. Following are the awards he won.

  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award