Renowned AIDS researcher Robert Gallo tells his story of scientific breakthrough in a riveting portrait of the people, the politics, and the pace of modern scientific discovery.
Robert Gallo describes a scientific breakthrough as he, his colleagues, and competitors strove to understand what was causing the disease -- eventually leading to the identification of the human immunodeficiency virus-1. It's a riveting portrait of the people, the politics, and the pace of modern scientific discovery.
About the Author
Robert Gallo is chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and a two-time winner of the coveted Albert Lasker prize, the highest honor in U.S. biomedical research. Dr. Gallo was, as reported in Science, the most-cited author of scientific literature in the world during the 1980s.