Director, Translational Research Program in
Pacifici and his team of 14 joined the Children’s Hospital Research Institute in 2011. Their studies focus on clarifying the mechanisms of pathological skeletal development and growth in pediatric disorders and finding new means of therapeutic intervention. Pacifici also heads the Skeletal Biology, Development and Disease study section at the National Institutes of Health.
My Hero: "My uncle Codro Benedetti, who was a physician and surgeon in Tivoli, Italy, where I grew up. He was a surgical pioneer when the means of surgery were unbelievably primitive, post-World War II. I used to talk to him all the time when I was in high school and the university, and he was very supportive of my desire to become a biomedical researcher."