Errol Friedberg was on the faculty of Stanford University from 1971-1990, when he moved to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, where he remained until he retired in 2016. During that period he operated
a research laboratory focused on broadening our understanding of DNA repair and mutagenesis, a topic that generated over 400 publications and several textbooks, including a book entitled DNA REPAIR & MUTAGENESIS, coauthored with Graham Walker, Wolfram Siede, Rick Wood, Roger Schultz and Tom Ellenberger.
In 2001 Errol founded a monthly scientific journal called DNA REPAIR and served as its Editor-in-Chief until 2011,
when he handed the Editor-in-Chiefship to Sam Wilson.
His honors and awards include Rous-Whipple Award, American Society for Investigative Pathology; Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology; Honorary Doctorate of Science in Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Lila Gruber Honor Award for Cancer Research, American Academy of Dermatology;
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Elected Hon. Fellow, Royal Society of South Africa; Albert Nelson Marquis Distinguished Achievement Award, Who’s Who.
He is presently a Professor Emeritus at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.