Yale’s Pietro De Camilli will be awarded the 2019 Ernst Jung Gold Medal for Medicine by the Jung Foundation for Science and Research on May 23 in Hamburg, Germany.
Since 1990, the Ernst Jung Gold Medal has been awarded to researchers who have had a long track record of achievements in and contributions to transformative biomedical research.
De Camilli is the John Klingenstein Professor and Neuroscience and professor of cell biology, an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, chair of the Department of Neuroscience, and director of the Kavli Institute of Neuroscience.
He is being recognized for his pioneering work uncovering the fundamental mechanisms that underlie the dynamics and traffic of intracellular membranes. His work has had broad implications in cell biology and basic neuroscience and produced a number of key clinical insights.
Among other honors, De Camilli has been elected to the European Molecular Biology Organization, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.