Sydney Dattilo Rubbo
RUBBO, SYDNEY DATTILO (1911-1969), professor of microbiology, was born on 11 September 1911 in Sydney, elder son of Antonio Salvatore Dattilo-Rubbo, an Italian-born artist, and his wife, Mildred Russell, née Jobson, who was born in New South Wales. Educated at Sydney Boys' High School and the University of Sydney (B.Sc., 1934), Syd qualified for membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of New South Wales. He proceeded to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he gained a diploma in bacteriology (1935). Awarded a scholarship for microbiological research at the University of London (Ph.D., 1937), he studied the biochemistry and taxonomy of fungi in blue-veined cheese. At the register office, Hampstead, on 30 July 1937 he married Ellen Christine Gray, an artist.
Later that year Dattilo-Rubbo was appointed senior lecturer in the department of bacteriology, University of Melbourne. He taught students of medicine, dentistry, science and agricultural science ...Read more at the source website