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Robert C. Gallo

Robert C. GalloAKA Robert Charles Gallo

Born: 23-Mar-1937
Birthplace: Westbury, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Doctor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Identified first retroviruses in humans

Co-discoverer, with Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, of the HIV virus, proving it causes AIDS.

Father: Francis Anton Gallo (metallurgist)
Mother: Louise Mary Ciancuilli
Sister: Judith Gallo (d. Mar-1949, childhood leukemia)
Wife: Mary Jane Hayes (m. 1-Jul-1961, two children)
Son: Robert Charles Gallo
Son: Marcus Gallo

    High School: Sacred Heart High School, Waterbury, CT
    University: BS Biology, Providence College (1959)
    Medical School: MD, Jefferson Medical College (1963)
    Scholar: Resident-in-Medicine, University of Chicago (1963-65)
    Professor: University of Maryland (1993-)

    National Academy of Sciences 1988
    National Cancer Institute (1965-93)
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Obama for America
    Lasker Award Basic Medical Research Award (1982)
    Dickson Prize 1984
    Lasker Award Clinical Medical Research Award (1986)
    Japan Prize 1988
    National Inventors Hall of Fame 2004
    Dan David Prize 2009
    Italian Ancestry


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