Mario Capecchi ’56 to Speak at George School

Nobel Laureate and George School alum Mario Capecchi ’56, will return to campus to speak to students, faculty, alumni, and parents on Wednesday, October 25.

Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi ’56, will return to campus to speak to students, faculty, alumni, and parents on Wednesday, October 25. Mario will lecture on potential genetic therapies for psychiatric disorders. Mario is the first of a number of notable alumni speaking on the topic of innovation in celebration of George School’s 125th anniversary.

A distinguished professor of human genetics and biology, Mario belongs to the National Academy of Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Medicine. Mario received the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine.

His current research interests include the molecular genetic analysis of early mouse development, neural development in mammals, production of mouse models of human genetic diseases, gene therapy, homologous recombination, and programmed genomic rearrangements in the mouse.

Mario’s lecture will take place in the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For information contact, Ralph Lelii at rlelii@georgeschool.org.