Pietro De Camilli MD

John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, 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 Lab

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Fellowship Training

Diabetes Research Center

Signal Transduction

Research Interests

Synapses; Membrane Traffic; Endocytosis; Clathrin; Dynamin; Phosphoinositides; Lipid Metabolism; Lowe Syndrome; Bar Proteins; Neurodegeneration; Membrane Contact Sites more...


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

Selected Publications

  • Fernández-Busnadiego R, Saheki Y, and De Camilli P. 2015. Three dimensional architecture of extended synaptotagmin-mediated endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane contact sites. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Messa M, Fernanez-Busnadiego R, Sun EW, Chen H, Czapla H, Wrasman K, Wu Y, Ko G, Ross T, Wendland B, and De Camilli P. 2014. Epsin deficiency impairs endocytosis by stalling the actin-dependent invagination of endocytic clathrin coated pits. Elife. 3: e03311.
  • Nandez R, Balkin DM, Messa M, Paradise S, Czapla H, Hein MY, Mann M, and De Camilli P. 2014. A role of OCRL in clathrin-coated pit fission and uncoating revealed by studies of Lowe syndrome cells. Elife. 3:e02975.



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