Pietro de Camilli, M.D., FW ’79, professor of cell biology, has been named the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology. De Camilli, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, leads a research program exploring the molecular basis for synaptic transmission.

Daniel C. DiMaio, M.D., Ph.D., professor of genetics, has been named the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics. DiMaio is vice chair of the genetics department and director of the Yale Cancer Center’s Molecular Virology and Oncology Training Program.

Steven C. Hebert, M.D., chair and professor of cellular and molecular physiology and professor of medicine, has been named the C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology. Hebert studies the mechanisms and regulation of potassium, sodium and chloride transport by cells.

Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS ’78, professor of genetics and pediatrics, has been named the Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics. Horwich, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, studies proteins known as molecular chaperones and the mechanisms by which they assist in protein folding in the cell.

Stefan Somlo, M.D., FW ’91, professor of medicine and genetics and chief of the Section of Nephrology, has been named the C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine. Somlo heads a multidisciplinary research center at Yale that investigates polycystic kidney disease.