School of Medicine faculty honored by American Society of Cell Biologists
Martin Schwartz and Pietro De Camilli of Yale School of Medicine have been elected fellows of the American Society of Cell Biologists (ASCB). They were recognized with the 2017 class of fellows at the annual meeting of the ASCB in Philadelphia on Dec. 2.
The ASCB Fellows award “recognizes ASCB members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of cell biology and to the community of cell biologists through their service to ASCB.” This life-time achievement award for cell biologist highlights their efforts to advance cell biology and its applications.
Schwartz is the Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and professor of biomedical engineering and cell biology in the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science. His laboratory investigates both basic science questions concerning how cell adhesion and mechanical forces regulate cell behavior, and the application of new discoveries to atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.
De Camilli is the John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience and professor of cell biology. His lab is interested in the cell biology of neuronal synapses. His studies of synapses have also contributed to the elucidation of pathogenetic mechanisms of human diseases.