Arnoud Sonnenberg was trained at several laboratories, including the Salk Institute and the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, before obtaining his Ph.D. degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1990. Subsequently, he joined the Division of Cell Biology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, where he became the Head of the division in 2003. A major focus of his research has been on the structure and function of laminin-binding integrins. His recent work has concentrated on the pathways that control the assembly and disassembly of hemidesmosomes, and the functional analysis of integrin-associated proteins and a recently discovered family of proteins, called nesprins, that connects the nucleus with the cytoskeleton. He has been a Member of the Editorial Board of Cell Adhesion and Communication (1993–2001). He is currently an Editor of the Journal of Cell Science, and a Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Dermatology Journal.
Biography Updated on 12 June 2008