Molecular Geneticist. Introduced specific gene modifications in mice by using embryonic stem cells. Gene Targeting, Homeobox Genes, Development, Behavior.
Mother incarcerated as political prisoner, Germany. "At age 4½, I set off on my own, living in streets, orphanages; joining gangs of homeless children; generally hungry. Vivid recollections, brutal beyond description."
Dr. Mario R. Capecchi himself had generously contributed his biography to our library. Now copyright issues have arisen. Hence the bio has been deleted. We shall publish a bio at a later time. Thank you for your patience and consideration.
Name: Mario Ramberg Capecchi Ph.D.
Birth: 6 October 1937, Verona, Italy
Institution: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Award: "for their discoveries of principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells"
Portion of cash: 1/2
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2001
Mentor: James Watson