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Renato Dulbecco, 2011-02-22

 Item — Box: AV01, miniDV: CSHL1048
Oral History | Renato Dulbecco
Oral History | Renato Dulbecco

Scope and Contents

Renato Dulbecco's interview discusses the following: LIFE IN SCIENCE

Genome Sequencing

JAMES D. WATSON: Jim Watson; Maureen Meeting Jim Watson; Mentors: Luria and Levy; Tumor Viruses.

CSHL: Dulbecco 97th Birthday; Lauria and Delbruck at CSHL; On Identity; Science Today; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Leading the Salk Institute; Marriage of Renato and Maureen Dulbecco; The Dulbecco House Catches Fire; Curing Cancer; Hobbies Outside of Science.


  • Creation: 2011-02-22


Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online: Select tapes have been digitized thanks to support from CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant awarded in 2021, these tapes are available for research online via our Oral History Website and in person at CSHL Archives. Please contact CSHL Archives with any questions regarding availability.

Biographical / Historical

Renato Dulbecco (February 22, 1914-February 19, 2012) was born in Catanzaro,Italy. He studied medicine in Turin before joining the Italian Resistance movement against Benito Mussolini during the Second 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".


1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : MiniDV - CSHL1048

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA