Dr. Jeunemaitre received his MD and PhD in human genetics at the University P&M Curie, Paris, France. He was trained as an internist and specialized in cardiology before being trained in molecular genetics at the College de France in Paris and during a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Human Genetics, Salt Lake City, University of Utah, USA. Dr. Jeunemaitre is now Professor of Genetics, University Paris Descartes, and the Head of the Department of Genetics and Centre for Rare Vascular Diseases at the Hospital Pompidou and the Director of the INSERM research team 3, U970, at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Centre, Paris, France. Its main scientific interests are the genetic determinants of cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Jeunemaitre authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and chapters books. He is currently conducting clinical and experimental research on vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.