Mario Capecchi: “The Making of a Scientist” 

TUESDAY 9.29

If you’re like me, the sight of a mouse scurrying across the floor triggers your fight-or-flight response as you launch into a frenzied tip-toe jig. There’s one person who wouldn’t be impressed with this undignified response to the mouse, and that’s Mario Capecchi. His cutting-edge research into manipulation of genes in mice has helped scientists better understand diseases and devise treatments and cures.

Capecchi—Nobel laureate and co-chairman of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah—will deliver a free lecture about his remarkable journey to becoming a scientist. Born in Verona, Italy, in 1937, Capecchi’s early years took place in a war-torn country. His mother was incarcerated in a concentration camp for her anti-fascist ideas, and Capecchi lived on the streets. Later, he immigrated to America, where he earned his Ph.D. from Harvard. Come and learn to love mice.

Mario Capecchi: “The Making of a Scientist” @ Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. SLCPL.Lib.Ut.us

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