Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Science Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
Winner, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Winner, 2003 Wolf Prize in Medicine
Winner, 2001 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
Recipient, 2001 National Medal of Science
Dr. Capecchi, a biophysicist, is a Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is best known for his groundbreaking work in gene targeting in mouse embryo-derived stem cells. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies, for their work in finding ways to manipulate the mammalian genome by inserting new genes into cells. This research led to the breeding of “knock-out mice” and “knock-in mice,” animals with a single gene removed or inserted. His research interests include analysis of early mouse development, neural development in mammals, gene therapy, and production of murine models of human genetic diseases.
Zack Shinar, M.D.Board-Certified Emergency Physician, Sharp Memorial HospitalDr. Shinar is chair of emergency medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. He has helped pioneer extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients in cardiac arrests. Dr. Shinar has published extensively in the field of resuscitation and is co-editor of the recently released ELSO ECPR textbook. His recent paper in the Journal of Emergency Medicine has given credence to emergency physician initiated ECMO. Dr. Shinar hosts the […]
Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D.Emergency Room Physician, NASA Astronaut, and AquanautDr. Marshburn was selected by NASA in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College, North Carolina; a Masters in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia; a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University; and a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The North Carolina native is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS-127 and Expedition 34/35.Before […]
Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.2021 and 2016, United States Olympic Women’s Soccer Team – Team Physician2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Team USA – Team PhysicianFellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon – Knee, Shoulder, ElbowDr. Sameer Nagda is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He evaluates and surgically treats problems of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He has particular […]
Richard Sacra, M.D.Humanitarian Physician and Ebola SurvivorDr. Sacra has served as a medical missionary in Liberia, West Africa, since 1995. His many contributions include caring for patients; training nurses, medical students and interns; leadership development; and helping to increase the hospital’s response to HIV and AIDS, including starting a counselling program for patients living with the virus. He is also helping to develop a Christian Family Practice Residency training program for Liberian doctors. Despite his […]