Anton Jan van Zonneveld is Professor of Experimental Vascular Medicine and the current Head of the Einthoven Laboratory for Vascular and Regenerative Medicine. He obtained his academic degree in Biology at the Leiden University in 1982 and received a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1988 under the guidance of Profs. Piet Borst and Hans Pannekoek. He subsequently served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California (with dr. David Loskutoff). Upon returning to Europe, he took on the new role of Managing Director Cardiovascular Research at Crucell Belgium N.V. from 1998-2001 (operating from the Center for Transgene Technology and Gene Therapy, University of Leuven, Belgium). Following his return to academia as head of the Department of Vascular Medicine at the UMC Utrecht he became Professor of Experimental Vascular Medicine at the UMCU in 2003. In 2004 he moved to his current position at the Department of Internal Medicine (Nephrology) at the LUMC. Professor van Zonneveld serves as a member of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Kidney Foundation and the Dutch Atherosclerosis Society.