Jan Danser studied pharmacy in Amsterdam. In 1985, as a student, he worked at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. After obtaining his pharmacist’s degree, he joined the Department of Internal Medicine at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam as a PhD student. He defended his thesis in 1992, and then joined the Department of Pharmacology at the Erasmus MC. He currently is Professor of Pharmacology and heads the Division of Pharmacology within the Pharmacology and Vascular Medicine Sector of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Erasmus MC. He has supervised >50 PhD students since 1993. In addition, he teaches pharmacology and pharmacotherapy. He has published >400 papers in internationally refereed journals, and he has presented >250 invited lectures worldwide.