Dr Mark Post received his medical degree from the University of Utrecht in 1982. After a brief period of surgical residence partly while in military service, he continued his PhD training in Pulmonary Pharmacology under supervision of prof A.J.Porsius, University of Utrecht, and graduated in 1989. He joined the Experimental Cardiology group of prof C.Borst to set up a Vascular Biology program and was from 1989 to 1996 senior investigator at the KNAW Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands. After an interim period of 50/50 ICIN/Harvard appointment, dr Post was appointed full time assistant professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. In 2001, he moved with his lab to Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, and was appointed associate professor of Medicine and of Physiology. A year later, in July 2002, dr Post returned to the Netherlands as a professor of Vascular Physiology at the Maastricht University and professor of Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven. His main research interests are angiogenesis/collateral formation and vascular healing and remodeling after arterial injury. Since Jan 2004 he is appointed Chair of Physiology at Maastricht University.