Vincent Allen Pieribone PhD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Neurobiology; Fellow, John B. Pierce Laboratory

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiology | Cellular & Molecular Physiology: Membrane Proteins - Ion Channels; Membrane Biophysics; Cellular Neurophysiology; Neurobiology and Physiology of Synapses; Cell to Cell Communication; Physiology of Human Disease; Physiology and Integrative Medical Biology Track; Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Physiology


Vincent Pieribone attended New York University College of Arts and Sciences where he received a baccalaureate degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1986. He then attend New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and received his doctorate in Philosophy in 1992 in neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.

From 1990 to 1992 he was a National Science Foundation and Fogarty International Fellow at the Nobel Institute of Neurophysiology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Sweden. From Sweden Vincent did post-doctoral work at The Rockefeller University in New York from 1992 to 1995 and became an Assistant Professor there in 1995. Vincent joined the Pierce laboratory in December 1997.


  • B.A., New York University , 1986
  • Ph.D., New York University , 1992

Selected Publication

  • Sparks JS, Schelly RC, Smith WL, Davis MP, Tchernov D, et al. (2014) The Covert World of Fish Biofluorescence: A Phylogenetically Widespread and Phenotypically Variable Phenomenon. PLoS ONE 9: e83259. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083259.