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Renato Dulbecco

biologist , educator

Renato DULBECCO, American virologist. several awards, including Ehrlich Prize; Award in Microbiology; Medal (Czechoslovak Academy. American Association for Cancer Research, N.A.S., American Academy, of Arts and Sciences; Royal Society, London 1974, Accad. Nazionale dei Lincei; Accademia Ligure di Scienze e Lettere.

Background

Dulbecco, Renato was born on February 22, 1914 in Catanzaro, Italy. Arrived in the United States, 1947, naturalized, 1953. Son of Leonardo and Maria (Virdia) Dulbecco.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pathology, University Torino, Italy, 1932. Doctor of Medicine, University Torino, Italy, 1936. Doctor of Science (honorary), Yale University, 1968.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Vrije University, Brussels, 1978. Doctor of Science (honorary), Indiana University, 1984. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Bologna, 1988.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Glasgow, Scotland, 1970.

Career

Teacher University Torino, 1940—1943, neurology scholar, 1943—1947. Bacteriology scholar Indiana University, Bloomington, 1947-1949. Senior research fellow California Institute of Technology, 1949-1952, associate professor, then professor biology, 1952-1963.

Senior fellow Salk Institute Biological Studies, San Diego, 1963-1971. Assistant director research Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, 1971-1974. Deputy director research Imperial Cancer Research Fund, 1974-1977.

Distinguished professor cancer research Salk Institute Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, 1977—2006, president, 1989-1992, president emeritus, since 1993. Visiting professor Royal Society Great Britain, 1963—1964. Member California Cancer Advisory Council, 1963—1967.

Member advisory board Roche Institute, Nutley, New Jersey, 1968—1971, Institute Immunology, Basel, Switzerland. Dunham lecturer Harvard University, 1972. Professor pathology and medicine University California San Diego School Medicine, 1977—1981.

Director Italian Genome Project, Italian National Research Council, 1992—1995, president Biomedical Technologies, 1995—2006. Member visiting committee Case Western Reserve School Medicine, Cleveland.

Achievements

  • Member of National Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Scis., Federation American Scientists, Royal Society (foreign), Academia Nazionale del Lincel (foreign), American Philosophical Association, International Physicians for Prevention Nuclear War, American Association Cancer Research, Comitato di Collaborazione Culturale (honorary), Academia Ligure di Scienze e Lettre (honorary), Alpha Omega Alpha

Membership

Trustee La Jolla Country Day School, American-Italian Federation Cancer Research. Board member science counselors department etiology National Cancer Institute. Member of National Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Federation American Scientists, Royal Society (foreign), Academia Nazionale del Lincel (foreign), American Philosophical Association, International Physicians for Prevention Nuclear War, American Association Cancer Research, Comitato di Collaborazione Culturale (honorary), Academia Ligure di Scienze e Lettre (honorary), Alpha Omega Alpha.

Connections

Married Gulseppina Salvo, June 1, 1940 (divorced 1963). Children: Peter Leonard (deceased), Maria Vittoria. Married Maureen Rutherford Muir.

1 child Fiona Linsey.

father:
Leonardo Maria

mother:
Maria

spouses:
Gulseppina Salvo

Maureen Rutherford Muir

children:
Peter Leonard Dulbecco (deceased)

Maria Vittoria Dulbecco