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Pietro Pilo Boyl

  • PhD
  • Senior scientist/Team leader
  • University of Bonn
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Research interests

EpilepsyAutism spectrum disorderSynaptic excitabilityPresynaptic actinActin dynamics in the nervous system


I'm currently focussing on presynaptic mechanisms that regulate actin dynamics function in vesicle exocytosis, exploiting a number of conditional and conventional knockout mouse models of actin binding proteins that we have generated in the lab. The topic has relevance for synaptic excitability, which is the basis of the understanding of several neurologic diseases such as autism and epilepsy.

Co-authors (27)

  • Carina Beuck
  • massimiliano clamer

Publications (5)

  • The actin-binding protein profilin 2 is a novel regulator of iron homeostasis

    • Luscieti S
    • Galy B
    • Gutierrez L
    • et al.
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  • Severe protein aggregate myopathy in a knockout mouse model points to an essential role of cofilin2 in sarcomeric actin exchange and muscle maintenance.

    • Gurniak C
    • Chevessier F
    • Jokwitz M
    • et al.
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  • Small, smaller… dendritic spine

    • Pilo Boyl P
    • Witke W
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  • KIF1Bβ transports dendritically localized mRNPs in neurons and is recruited to synapses in an activity-dependent manner.

    • Charalambous D
    • Pasciuto E
    • Mercaldo V
    • et al.
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  • BC1-FMRP interaction is modulated by 2'-O-methylation: RNA-binding activity of the tudor domain and translational regulation at synapses.

    • Lacoux C
    • Di Marino D
    • Boyl P
    • et al.
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2011 - Present

Professional experience

Senior scientist/Team leader

University of Bonn

May 2009 - Present

Senior Post-Doc

Katholic University Leuven

January 2008 - April 2009(a year)

Research Scientist

IRCCS Santa Lucia

April 2007 - December 2007(8 months)

Post-doctoral fellow

EMBL - Mouse Biology Unit

February 2002 - March 2007(5 years)

Research Fellow

KCL - Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

February 2000 - February 2002(2 years)


PhD in Molecular Biology

University of Rome Tor Vergata Department of Biology

December 1996 - November 1999(3 years)

Laurea (Master) in Organic Chemistry

Università degli Studi di Bologna - University of Bologna

November 1989 - March 1995(5 years)