Bjarke Jensen teaches Introduction to Health and Well-being and Human Physiology at AUC. Next to teaching, he compares hearts of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals to uncover what changed in evolution of the heart and to identify the causes of these changes. This research provides a useful framework in his collaborations with medical doctors at the Academic Medical Center (UvA) to better understand the human heart and its diseases. Originally from Denmark, he is trained in animal and human physiology from Aarhus University. In 2010, he moved to Amsterdam to complete the second half of his PhD on reptile hearts at the Academic Medical Center (Department of Anatomy, Embryology, and Physiology). He lives in Amsterdam Oost with his wife and daughter.