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Giulio Tarro

Giulio Tarro

Life President/ Director
T. & L. de Beaumont Bonelli for cancer research
Italy

Biography

Dr. Giulio (Filippo, Giacomo) Tarro born in Sicily has been engaged in medical research for over 30 years having completed his M.D in 1962 at Naples University. Initially his research has been oriented mainly towards Virology. His most notable work provided experimental evidence for the association of herpes viruses with cancer of the cervix. His basic researches have been concerned with antigens induced early during the replication cycle of herpes simplex virus (HSV). His mission-oriented research has dealt with many aspects of various infectious diseases including broncho-pneumonia, encephalitis, cholera, and the diseases caused by different viruses. During 1979 he was engaged in research on an epidemic disease in Naples called the "dark disease". Dr Tarro isolated the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and found antibody evidence that this virus was behind the epidemic. Dr Tarro is currently engaged in scientific research related to the separation and identification of tumour antigens present on cell membranes and their potential value in immunotherapy for cancer. IntramuraI activities have included being director of thesis and research for many candidates; director of medical research fellowships for medical students; participation in research planning for clinical colleagues; teaching virology, oncology and immunology to medicaI and graduate students. He is on the editorial board of various Italian medical journals. Dr Tarro has been elected to membership of many academies and societies. He has also been the recipient of many awards and honours. Dr Tarro is life president of the T. and L. de Beaumont Bonelli Foundation for Cancer Research. Over 15+ patents, 500+ articles, 20+ books and several awards mark his CV.

Research Interest

Murine Virology, Antiviral Chemotherapy, Effects of inhibitors on viraI replication, Studies on the role of herpesviruses in cancer, Tumor immunology and Pathology of AIDS