Robert Gallo

1937 - Today

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Robert Charles Gallo (; born March 23, 1937) is an American biomedical researcher. He is best known for his role in the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the infectious agent responsible for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and in the development of the HIV blood test, and he has been a major contributor to subsequent HIV research. Gallo is the director and co-founder of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, established in 1996 in a partnership including the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Gallo has received more than 954,781 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Robert Gallo is the 190th most popular biologist (up from 286th in 2019), the 1,933rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,545th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Robert Gallo ranks 190 out of 844Before him are Clair Cameron Patterson, Edward B. Lewis, Hermann Schlegel, Daniel Nathans, Bert Sakmann, and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza. After him are Willi Hennig, Paul Greengard, James Dwight Dana, Stephan Endlicher, Carl Gustav Carus, and Johann Reinhold Forster.

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Among people born in 1937, Robert Gallo ranks 96Before him are Cüneyt Arkın, Nikolai Kapustin, Keizō Obuchi, Anatoly Sobchak, Hélène Cixous, and Bruce McCandless II. After him are Ryutaro Hashimoto, Billy Meier, Hibari Misora, Boris Pugo, Baden Powell, and Rifaat al-Assad.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Gallo ranks 1,933 out of 15,968Before him are Andrew Wyeth (1917), Chris Pratt (1979), Terry O'Quinn (1952), Frank Marshall (1877), Gordon Scott (1926), and Abner Doubleday (1819). After him are Mark Margolis (1939), Vesto Slipher (1875), Robin Tunney (1972), Carl Perkins (1932), Joseph Kittinger (1928), and Paul Greengard (1925).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Robert Gallo ranks 32Before him are Joshua Lederberg (1925), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), Nettie Stevens (1861), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Edward B. Lewis (1918), and Daniel Nathans (1928). After him are Paul Greengard (1925), James Dwight Dana (1813), Leland H. Hartwell (1939), J. Michael Bishop (1936), Howard Martin Temin (1934), and Jeffrey C. Hall (1945).