Camille DiLullo, PhD
Professor of Anatomy
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
PhD, Anatomy & Structural Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Post-doctoral fellowship - Cardiovascular Training in Electron Optical Research, University
Microbiology post-doctoral fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. DiLullo facilitates learning in the areas of Anatomy and Neuroscience. As quoted
in the PCOM Digest (2013#2) Dr. DiLullo feels that “We learn best when we are engaged
in endeavors that interest or excite us.” She encourages learners to explore knowledge
through the lens of their professional passions with an approach the embraces their
personal experiences and independent self-reflection. To promote active learning she
has designed various training modules that include interactive workshops, educational
learning objects and videos and small group medical core competency discussion sessions.
She is working on the design of a Portfolio Platform to guide Undergraduate Medical
Students to utilize multiple aspects of their personal and professional lives to advance
the development of expertise.
Dr. DiLullo’s bioscience research has been broadly focused on the differentiation
and early development of various cell types including myocytes, neurons and red blood
cells. Specifically her work has focused on the temporal and spatial appearance of
cell specific proteins during the process of cellular differentiation. A new initiative
will focus on examining embryonic skeletal muscle for the action of proteases during
the process of skeletal muscle regeneration. Dr. DiLullo’s educational research is
centered on the enhancement of learning and the development of expertise for multigenerational
cohorts in medical training. She is focused on promoting learning through multi-modal
experiences and personal self-reflection. Outcomes from educational research include
student learning strategies, online learning tools and assessment instruments.
Dr. DiLullo serves as a pre-clinical evaluator for the Commission on Osteopathic College
Accreditation (COCA), a member of the Anatomy National Faculty for the National Board
of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and on the Editorial Board for the Journal
International Science Research Network - Anatomy. She is a member of the Pennsylvania
Muscle Institute and the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging. She currently sits
on the Development Committee for the International Association of Medical Science
Educators (IAMSE), the Public Policy Committee for the American Association of Anatomists
(AAA), the Advisory Board and Educational Outreach Committee for the LaSalle University
Art Museum and is a reviewer for multiple journals including MedEdPORTAL, Clinical
Anatomy, Medical Science Educator and Anatomical Sciences Education. Dr. DiLullo also
mentors K-12 students through the Physician Scientists Training Program (PSTP) and
Additional information about Dr. DiLullo is available here.
1991-2002 Postdoctoral Fellowship – NIH; Cardiovascular Training in Electron Optical
Research, Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
DiLullo, C. Learners of the Next Generation. Teaching Anatomy – A Practical Guide. Springer.
DiLullo C, P McGee, RM Kriebel. Demystifying the Millennial Student: A Reassessment in Measures
of Character and Engagement in Professional Education. Anat Sci Educ. 4:214-226. 2011.
DiLullo C, HJ Morris, RM Kriebel. Learner-directed clinical case tutorials: an approach that
focuses on the integration of patient-physician interaction and basic science information
to diagnose patient complaints. Anat Sci Educ. 2:238-43. 2009.
DiLullo, C, J Gerhart and M George-Weinstein. Preparation of Chick Striated Muscle Cultures.
Methods in Molecular Biology 137, Developmental Biology Protocols Vol. 3, 337-349.
DiLullo C, AS Menko, NJ Philp, P Mattioli, P Gilhool, C McGinley and D Boettiger. A Novel Periodic
Localization for Alpha 1 Integrin in Skeletal Muscle. Basic Appl. Myol. 8 (4): 325-340.
Lu, M, C DiLullo, T Schultheiss, S Holtzer, J M. Murray, J Choi, DA Fischman, and H Holtzer. The Vinculin/Sarcomeric-Alpha-Actinin/Alpha-Actin
Nexus in Cultured Cardiac Myocytes. J. Cell Biol. 117: 1007-1022. 1992.
Shuman, H, J Murray, and C DiLullo. Confocal Microscopy: An Overview. Biotechniques Vol.7, No. 2:154-163. 1989.
Bennett, GS and C DiLullo. Expression of a Neurofilament Protein by the Precursors of a Subpopulation of Ventral
Spinal Cord Neurons. Dev. Biol. 107:94-106. 1985.
Bennett, GS and C DiLullo. Transient Expression of a Neurofilament Protein by Replicating Neuroepithelial Cells
of the Embryonic Chick Brain. Dev. Biol. 107:107-127. 1985.
2012 Platform Session: "Muscle-Nerve cross talk – Impact on voluntary muscle action”;
American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation national meeting.
2011 Seminar: "Demystifying the Millennial Student - A Reassessment in Measures of
Character"; St. Georges University, Grenada.
2010 Platform Symposium Session: "The Millennial Student: What We Should Know"; American
Association of Anatomists national meeting
||"Triptych I": The repeating motif is a group of myofibrils from chick embryonic skeletal
Volunteer & Leadership
Dr. DiLullo currently is the organizer for the 2014 AAA Regional meeting being hosted
at PCOM, an inaugural member of the new PCOM Diversity Council and has leadership
oversight for the development of a Portfolio Platform for DO physicians in training.
- alpha-1 integrin
- peer evaluation