Awards & Winners

Renato Dulbecco

Date of Birth 22-February-1914
Place of Birth Catanzaro
(Italy, Calabria, Province of Catanzaro)
Nationality Italy, United States of America
Profession Virologist
Renato Dulbecco was an Italian virologist who won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on oncoviruses, which are viruses that can cause cancer when they infect animal cells. He studied at the University of Turin under Giuseppe Levi, along with fellow students Salvador Luria and Rita Levi-Montalcini, who also moved to the U.S. with him and won Nobel prizes. He was drafted into the Italian army in World War II, but later joined the resistance.

Awards by Renato Dulbecco

Check all the awards nominated and won by Renato Dulbecco.


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For their fundamental contributions to our knowledge of the relationship between cancer and cancer-producing DNA and RNA viruses.)