Pietro De Camilli, M.D.
Yale School of Medicine
Pietro De Camilli joined the Yale School of Medicine in 1988 and subsequently became a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator in 1992. He served for three years as chair of the department of cell biology and was the founding director of the Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. As a principal investigator, he leads research on the cell biology of neuronal synapses, with the long-term goal of advancing understanding of nervous system function in human disease. Pietro was awarded the Julius Axelrod Prize from the Society for Neuroscience in 2015. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), the National Academy of Medicine (USA), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the European Molecular Biology Organization, among other organizations. In 2017 he served as president of the American Society for Cell Biology. He earned his M.D. from the University of Milan, Italy and has a postgraduate degree in medical endocrinology from the University of Pavia in Italy.