Pietro De Camilli MD

John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience; 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 Lab

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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

  • Wu Y, O'Toole ET, Girard M, Ritter B, Messa M, Liu X, McPherson P, Ferguson SM, De Camilli P. 2014. A dynamin 1-, dynamin 3- and clathrin-independent pathway of synaptic vesicle recycling mediated by bulk endocytosis.Elife. 2014 Jun 24:e01621. doi: 10.7554/eLife.01621.
  • Shen H, Giordano F, Wu Y, Chan J, Zhu C, Milosevic I, Wu X, Yao K, Chen B, Baumgart T, Sieburth D, De Camilli P. 2014. Coupling between endocytosis and sphingosine kinase 1 recruitment. Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Jun 15. doi: 10.1038/ncb2987. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Schauder CM, Wu X, Saheki Y, Narayanaswamy P, Torta F, Wenk MR, De Camilli P*, and Reinisch KM*. 2014. Structure of a lipid-bound Extended-Synaptotagmin indicates a role in lipid transfer. Nature. 510:552-5.



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