Pietro De Camilli MD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Neurobiology; Director, Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration and Repair

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

NIDA Neuroproteomics Center

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Signal Transduction

Cell Biology: Membrane Traffic | Developmental Cell Biology and Genetics | de Camilli

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center

Signal Transduction

Research Interests

Synapses; Exocytosis; Endocytosis; Membranes; Clathrin; Dynamin; Phosphoinositides; Lowe syndrome; BAR proteins; Neurodegeneration more...


  • M.D., University of Milan, Italy, 1972

Selected Publications

  • Giordano F, Saheki Y, Idevall-Hagren O, Colombo S, Pirruccello M, Milosevic I, Gracheva E, Bagriantsev SN, Borgese N, and De Camilli P. PI(4,5)P2-dependent and Ca2+-regulated ER-PM interactions mediated by the extended-synaptotagmins. Cell. 153: 1494-1509.
  • Wu M, Wu X, and De Camilli P. 2013. Calcium occilations-coupled conversion of actin travelling waves to standing oscillations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 4: 1339-1344.
  • Shen H, Pirruccello M and De Camilli P. 2012. SnapShot: Membrane Curvature Sensors and Generators. Cell. 150: 1300-1300.e2



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