Mario Capecchi

1937 - Today

Mario Capecchi

Mario Ramberg Capecchi (6 October 1937) is an Italian-born molecular geneticist and a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering a method to create mice in which a specific gene is turned off, known as knockout mice. He shared the prize with Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Capecchi has received more than 186,183 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 102nd most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Mario Capecchi ranks 102 out of 686Before him are Martin Evans, Alfred Hershey, Hans Christian Gram, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Sydney Brenner, and George Davis Snell. After him are Ludwig von Bertalanffy, William Bateson, Thomas Huckle Weller, Ralph M. Steinman, John Franklin Enders, and Roger Guillemin.

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Among people born in 1937, Mario Capecchi ranks 54Before him are Robin Warren, Lionel Jospin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Roger Zelazny, Abu Nidal, and Richard Møller Nielsen. After him are Tom Simpson, Paolo Conte, George Takei, Roald Hoffmann, Andrei Konchalovsky, and Manuel Pinto da Costa.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Mario Capecchi ranks 1,046 out of 3,282Before him are Barbara Strozzi (1619), Thomas Cajetan (1469), Fabio Cannavaro (1973), Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503), Rafael Bombelli (1526), and Bettino Craxi (1934). After him are Julia (-76), Lars Porsena (-600), Stefano di Giovanni (1392), Gioseffo Zarlino (1517), Carlo Carrà (1881), and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (1822).


Among biologists born in Italy, Mario Capecchi ranks 4Before him are Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), and Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522). After him are Giovanni Sartori (1924), Salvador Luria (1912), Renato Dulbecco (1914), Mikhail Tsvet (1872), Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (1922), Carlo Allioni (1728), Odoardo Beccari (1843), and Giuseppe Acerbi (1773).

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