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First Day Covers from the Collection of Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.: Robert Gallo

An exhibit of first day cover autographs of Nobel Prize winners from Dr. Halperin's Collection

Profile & Postcard

image of Robert Gallo     image of postcard



Bibliography with links to full text

Gallo, R. C. (2005). The discovery of the first human retrovirus: HTLV-1 and HTLV-2Retrovirology2, 17.

Gallo RC. A Reflection on HIV/AIDS Research after 25 Years. Retrovirology, 3:72, 2006.

Gallo, RC. HIV: dark and light, then & now. Future Virology1(1): (2006) 1-3

GALLO, R.C., 1985. The human T-cell leukemia/lymphotropic retroviruses (HTLV) family: past, present, and future. Cancer research, 45(9 Suppl), pp. 4533s.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gallo has been awarded 30 honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Sweden, Italy, Israel, Peru, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Ireland, Jamaica and Greece. He is a member of numerous professional and honorary societies including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Medicine (Glasgow, Scotland), the Royal Society of Medicine (Brussels, Belgium), the Royal College of Physicians (Ireland) 2007, among several others, and a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

He has received numerous major scientific honors and awards. What follows is a partial list: 

  • Uniquely the most prestigious U.S. award, the Albert Lasker Prize awarded twice (1982, 1986),
  • General Motors Cancer Research Prize 1984,
  • American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award (1983),
  • Gairdner Foundation International Award (Canada) 1987,
  • The Japan Prize of Science and Technology (1988),
  • Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize (Germany)1999,
  • Principe de Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research (Spain) 2000,
  • the World Health Award from President Gorbachev in Vienna in November 2001,
  • the first Otto Herz Memorial Award for Basic Research on Malignant Processes (Israel) 1982,
  • Hebrew University’s Rabbi Shai Shacknai Memorial Price (Israel) 1985,
  • the Tata Memorial Centre’s Birla International Award (India) 1986,
  • the Tevere Roma International Award (Italy) 1985,
  • the Harvard Medical School Warren Alpert Foundation Award (1998),
  • Israel’s top prize, the Dan David Award (2009),
  • and the National Library of Medicine Paul G. Rogers Medical Science Award (2010).

Dr. Gallo was the most cited scientist in the world 1980-1990, according to the Institute for Scientific Information (Science July 27, 1990, p. 358), and he was ranked third in the world for scientific impact for the period 1983-2002 (PNAS, November 15, 2005, vol102, no.46, 6569-16572). He has published close to 1,200 papers.