Alessandra Cambi (08-02-1971) is chair of the Cell Biology Department of the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen in The Netherlands. She holds a PhD in Biology (University of Camerino, Italy) and a PhD cum laude in Medical Sciences (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands). In 2005 and 2006 she was an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen, Germany. In 2006, she obtained a Veni fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO), followed in 2008 by a Young Investigator Grant from the Human Frontier Science Program. In 2008 she was appointed as permanent as assistant professor and permanent staff member at the Department of Tumor Immunology (Radboudumc) and in November 2009 she was the recipient of a NWO Meervoud subsidy. In 2016 she was appointed as full professor of cell biology and moved to the Department of Cell Biology, which she is currently leading.
Her research interests combine immunology, cell biology and biophysics with a specific focus on the application of high resolution microscopy and advanced quantitative image analysis to unravel the molecular mechanisms regulating cell migration in health and disease. Cambi is author of >80 scientific publications with H-index of 37.
Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes.