Renato Dulbecco on Jim Watson
  Renato Dulbecco     Biography    
Recorded: 22 Feb 2011

Actually, I don't remember. I know that-- how did it happen? I was working, see . I went to Riverton, and they gave me a place, a desk, on this very high place under the roof. And at the same time Jim came. He got also a place under the roof, just adjacent to mine. Then, of course here was lots of discussion because always there were problems to be solved. Some mathematics, geometry, and so on. And so in some of these things, my preparation was even better than the other guy, so that we could really help each interact, so it was really 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".