Alessandra Cambi, Assistant Professor, University of Nijmegen
Alessandra Cambi received a Ph.D in Biology at the University of Camerino (Italy) in 2000 and a Ph.D cum laude in Medical Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 2005. During the first PhD, she investigated the enzyme cytidine deaminase, while during the second PhD, she studied how the nanoscale organization of membrane receptors regulates their function. As long-term EMBO postdoctoral fellow, she moved to the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany). In 2006 she returned to the Radboud University Nijmegen as junior group leader. In 2008, she was awarded a Young Investigator grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) in collaboration with Diane Lidke (University of New Mexico, USA), and became assistant professor and permanent staff member of the Department of Tumor Immunology. In February 2014 she was appointed as associate professor of Nano-immunology. In January 2016, Cambi became full professor of Cell Biology and head of the Department of Cell Biology of the Radboud University Medical Center. She currently leads the Nanomedicine group, a young interdisciplinary team that studies fundamental mechanisms of cell biology, such as membrane receptor function and cell migration exploiting various high-resolution microscopy techniques and biophysical approaches.