Enikö Sonkoly is a senior lecturer at the Dermatology and Venereology Division, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet. She earned an MD degree from Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine in Budapest, Hungary in 2002, and a PhD degree in immunology at the Department of Dermatology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, in 2005. After a year as postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Dermatology at Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany, she moved to the Karolinska Institutet where she trained as a dermatology and venereology specialist and established her independent line of research about non-coding RNAs in dermatological disorders.
Her current research focuses on the molecular and immunological background of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, with a focus on the roles that non-coding RNAs (microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs) are playing in chronic skin inflammation.
Dr. Sonkoly is Deputy Head of the Dermatology and Venereology Division at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. She has authored more than 50 publications and she is a Board member of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) since 2019.