Erik Lubberts, PhD
Erik Lubberts obtained his degree in Biology (Biotechnology) in 1995 from the University of Groningen (RuG), The Netherlands. In 1999 he obtained a PhD from the University of Nijmegen (KuN), The Netherlands (Promoter: Prof. Dr. W.B. van den Berg) for his thesis “The role of interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 in the regulation of experimental arthritis”. He worked as a post-doc fellow in the Department of Rheumatology (prof. Dr. W.B. van den Berg) on the in vivo role of IL-17 in arthritis. In addition, in 2001/2002 he extended his research on IL-17 as a post-doc in the lab of Professor Jay K. Kolls at the department of Genetics, at the LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans USA. In addition, in 2002 he worked as a post-doc in the lab of Professor Ellen Gravallese at the department of Rheumatology at the Harvard Institute of Medicine, Boston, USA.
Erik Lubberts was a first price winner of the C. Gordon van Arman Award for excellence in Inflammation Research at the 10th National Conference Inflammation Research Association, 2000, Virginia USA. He was awarded in the same year with the Bertus Kemp-prize 2000 for the best thesis (The role of interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 in the regulation of experimental arthritis) in the field of connective tissue pathology in The Netherlands. Furthermore, he received a VENI fellowship and a Talent-stipend of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
In March 2005, Erik Lubberts became head of the Rheumatology Research Laboratory at the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2009, he was appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Rheumatology at the same institute.