Rydell Professor Teaches, Lectures at Gustavus

Posted on March 24th, 2006 by

Dr. Robert Gallo co-teaches a class in virology at Gustavus.

Dr. Robert Gallo co-teaches a class in virology at Gustavus.

Dr. Robert Gallo, the 2006 Rydell Distinguished Professor, teaches a seminar in virology. Also as part of his residency at Gustavus Adolphus College, Gallo will deliver three public lectures on campus. The first lecture, on March 23, focused on the background and discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS. Gallo is credited with the co-discovery of the virus along with a French researcher. Gallo’s next lecture on April 18, will focus on current research into a preventative vaccine for HIV and the current theories on how to achieve it. The final lecture, the keynote address for the College’s MAYDAY! Conference, will focus on the unfolding crisis of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Gallo’s residency this spring is made possible by the Rydell Distinguished Professorship funded by the Drs. Robert E. and Susan T. Rydell.

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