Renato Dulbecco on Science Today
  Renato Dulbecco     Biography    
Recorded: 22 Feb 2011

First of all, lots of science is interesting. But it depends nowadays whether the interest is such that I would dedicate my life to that, or not. I think that, uh, the real science will be the one to dedicate oneself. But on the other hand, there are lots of science who do considerable interest, which although not to that extent, which can however open the direction of thinking which are interesting.

Renato Dulbecco was born in Catanzaro,Italy, in 1914. He studied medicine in Turin before joining the Italian Resistance movement against Benito Mussolini during theSecond Wold War.

After the war Dulbecco emigrated to the United States and worked with Salvador Luria at the University of Indiana before moving on to the University of California.

Won the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award in 1964.

Won the 1975 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology with David Baltimore and Howard Temin "for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell".