Geoffrey S. Pitt, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2007
Current membership category: Senior
Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
413 East 69th Street
Belfer Bldg 502
New York, NY 10021
United States of America
Phone: 646-962-7641
Email: geoffrey.pitt@med.cornell.edu

Biographical statement

Geoffrey Pitt’s research has focused on how excitable cells are regulated by internal Ca2+. A particular area of interest has been to elucidate how Ca2+ acts as a feedback mechanism to control ion channel function. His work has uncovered novel mechanisms for Ca2+ regulation of voltage-gated channels by the Ca2+-binding protein calmodulin in the heart and the brain. These studies have implications in both the understanding of cardiovascular and neuronal physiology and in diseases, such as inherited arrhythmias. Through this work, he has expanded the general understanding about how calmodulin, the ubiquitous and most widely studied Ca2+-binding protein, participates in Ca2+signaling.

Institutional affiliations

Weill Cornell Medical College (Primary)

Specialties

Internal Medicine