Dr. Teun van Gelder is an internist-nephrologist and clinical pharmacologist. He was trained in internal medicine and nephrology at the Erasmus Medical Center, and completed his thesis in 1996 on the use of anti-interleukin-2 receptor monoclonal antibodies in solid organ transplantation. As a post-doctoral scientist, he worked in the Transplantation Immunology Laboratory of Dr. Randall E. Morris at Stanford University (1998-2000), and was awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Transplantation for his work during this time.
Between 2000 and 2019 he worked in the Departments of Hospital Pharmacy and Internal Medicine at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2010, at Erasmus Medical Center he was appointed Professor in Clinical Pharmacology. His research at the Erasmus Medical Center was focused on clinical pharmacology and therapeutic drug monitoring. He was the chairman of the Dutch Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmacy, the secretary of the Dutch Society for Transplantation, and the President of the International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology.
In December 2019 Teun van Gelder accepted a new position in Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). He was appointed Professor in Drug Discovery & Development. LUMC, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research (LACDR), Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR) and Leiden Bio Science Park (LBSP) together have the expertise and facilities for the design, development and testing of new innovative drugs. This environment is unique in the Netherlands, and provides an excellent basis for drug discovery and drug development. In his role as an experienced internist – clinical pharmacologist Teun will make an important contribution to Academic Pharma.