For Immediate ReleaseOctober 8, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., distinguished professor of human genetics and biology at the University of Utah's Eccles Institute of Human Genetics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
The announcement was made this morning by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The prize recognizes Capecchi's pioneering work on "knockout mice" technology, a gene-targeting technique that has revolutionized mammalian biology and allowed the creation of animal models for hundreds of human diseases, including modeling cancer in the mouse.
"This is a tremendous honor for our University, for our Department of Human Genetics, and, specifically, for all the members of my laboratory, past and present," said Capecchi upon receiving notification of the Nobel Prize early this morning. "The support and genuine interest of the community have been marvelous." Read the Press Release...
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- On-line Listing of Publications
- From Rags to Research, Nature, July 2004
- The Improbable Life of Mario Capecchi, Health Sciences Report, Winter 1997
- March of Dimes Research Prize Essay
- 2001 National Medal of Science
- Commentary: Generating Mice with Targeted Mutations, Nature Medicine, October 2001
- 2001 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
- Profile: Of Survival and Science, Scientific American, August 1999
- The Making of a Scientist, HHMI Bulletin, May 1997
- Gene Targeting: Altering the Genome in Mice
- Curriculum Vitae
University of Utah News Releases About Mario Capecchi
- Scientists Reverse Evolution (Aug. 2006)
- Muscling in on a Deadly Cancer (Oct. 2004)
- How Genes Get Us Wired (June 2004)
- How Genes Orchestrate Facial Expressions (Oct. 2003)
- Why We Lack Spare Ribs (July 2003):
- Got Milk? Utah Scientists Discover Key Lactation Gene Mutant Version May Explain Why Some Women Have Trouble Breast-Feeding (Dec. 2002)
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