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Mario R. Capecchi Ph.D. speaker

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007
Nobel prize also awarded to Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2001

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."


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President George W. Bush with 2007 Nobel Laureates in Oval Office. Left to right: White House staff Harlan Watson, Joint awardee Nobelist Oliver Smithies, Nobelist Mario Capecchi, Peace Nobelist Al Gore [former US Vice President], President George W. Bush, Economics Nobelist Eric Maskin, White House staff Susan Solomon, Economics Nobelist Roger Myerson and White House staff Sharon Hays. Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. Author: Eric Draper. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Mario Cpecchi 2nd from right. Joint awardee Nobelist Oliver Smithies 3rd from left. Author: Matt Brown. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Capecchi at Univ. of Texas

Mario Capecchi at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 2008. Author: Szereshk. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Mario Capecchi, Conference on Transposition and Genome Engineering 2013, Budapest. Photo: Thaler Tamás. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Fig. 1. A photograph of my mother, Lucy Ramberg, at age 19.

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Fig. 2. A painting done by my grandmother, Lucy Dodd Ramberg, of her three children, left to right, Edward, Lucy, and Walter. It was painted at their villa in Florence, Italy in 1913.

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Fig. 3. A painting by Lucy Dodd Ramberg of my mother, Lucy, and uncle Edward having tea at the villa in Florence, Italy (1913).

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Fig. 4. A photograph of the chalet where my mother and I lived in Wolfgrübben just north of Bolzano, Italy. In the foreground is my mother, Lucy.

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Fig. 5. A photograph of my uncle Edward Ramberg working in his laboratory at RCA Princeton, New Jersey.

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Fig. 6. A photograph of James D. Watson.

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Fig. 7. A photograph of Karl G. Lark.

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Fig. 8. My wife, Laurie Fraser and daughter Misha, just after she was born. Misha is now graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz as an arts major.

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Fig 9a. View from one of our homes in Utah.

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Fig 9b. View from one of our homes in Utah

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Fig 9c. View from one of our homes in Utah

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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"
Subject: Genetics
Portion of cash: 1/2
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 2001
Mentor: James Watson
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