Robert Charles Gallo

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Birthday
23, 1937
Birthplace
Connecticut
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Connecticut

About

Medical researcher who discovered that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) led to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Before Fame

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Providence College in 1959.

Trivia

He co-founded and became the director of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Family Life

His parents, working-class Italian immigrants, had him at a hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Associated With

In 2007, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave him a $15 million grant.