Salk’s Dulbecco is honored again
Nobel Laureate and distinguished Salk Institute research professor Renato Dulbecco has been awarded the President’s Medal for Excellence by Indiana University.
It is one of the highest honors the university can bestow and was first presented on Sept. 20, 1985.
A Founding Fellow of the Salk Institute and President Emeritus, Dulbecco was one of four Nobel Laureates who worked together at IU in the life sciences during the late 1940s. He is credited with playing a pivotal role in the development of modern molecular biology and revealing the biochemical basis of our genetic codes.
Dulbecco’s seminal research provided the first clue to the genetic nature of cancer and he was jointly awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and for discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.
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