Dr Timothy Radstake, MD, PhD, attended medical school at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where he graduated in 2000 with the judicium Cum Laude. In 2003, he obtained his PhD (Cum Laude) on the genetic factors that determine the susceptibility to Rheumatoid arthritis, and the role of dendritic cells in this condition. He then started with his trainee ship rheumatology at the department of Rheumatology of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. He became a staff rheumatologist in July 2011. From 2007 – 2008, he performed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Scleroderma center of the Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, USA. Since then, he holds a faculty position, and together, with Prof. R. Lafyatis and Prof. M. Trojanowska, runs the immunology research line at this center. Currently, he is principal investigator of the research group translational immunology at the Nijmegen Center of Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS) and Nijmegen Institute of Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (N4i).