andereggDate of birth: August 20, 1960
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Nationalities: U.S.A. & Switzerland

Education & Academic Degrees:

  • 1982 - 1987: Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.): M.D.
  • 1978 - 1982: Wesleyan College (Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A.): B.A. (Double Major: Biology & French)

Research & Work Experience:

  • 1996 - present:
    President and director of the Association for the Abolition of Animal Experiments in Zurich, Switzerland, an organization dedicated to abolishing animal experiments on medical and scientific grounds, to exposing the dangers of animal experimentation to human health, and to promoting the use of safe, reliable research methods directly applicable to humans, including epidemiological studies on population groups, clinical investigations of patients, biopsy and autopsy investigations, and experiments with human cell, tissue and organ cultures.
  • 1990 - present:
    Founder, president and director of the organization Swiss Action for Humans and Animals (Schweizer Aktion für Mensch und Tier) in Zurich, Switzerland, which merged in 2001 with the Association for the Abolition of Animal Experiments (see above)
  • 1989 (3 days: February 1-3):
    3-year postdoctoral position as an animal experimenter under Prof. Dr. Jean Lindenmann at the Institute for Immunology and Virology of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Following the publication of this title story (in German) in the magazine Schweiz. Beobachter on February 3, 1989, Dr. Anderegg quit his new postdoctoral position just 3 days after he had started it, and became an opponent of animal experimentation.
  • 1988:
    Postdoctoral fellowship in mouse embryology and cloning under Prof. Dr. Gerald Stranzinger at the Institute of Animal Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, and under Prof. Dr. Walter Rossbach at the Institute for Biomedical Research of F. Hoffmann-La Roche in Fullinsdorf, Switzerland
  • 1984 - 1987:
    Ph.D. dissertation research in mouse embryology and cloning under Prof. Clement L. Markert, Department of Biology, Yale University
  • 1979 - 1982:
    Honors thesis research in sea urchin embryology under Assist. Prof. Robert S. Turner, Jr., Department of Biology, Wesleyan College

Prizes & Honors:

  • 2006: Rentschler Prize (Zurich, Switzerland), for "the enduring fight for the abolition of animal experiments"
  • 1990: Erlenmeyer Prize (Basle, Switzerland), for "the courageous and selfless exposure of abuses in animal experimentation"
  • 1982: Departmental Honors in Biology, Wesleyan College
  • 1982: Hawk Prize, Wesleyan College, for "the most effective work in biochemistry by a student"
  • 1982: Schlinger Prize, Wesleyan College, for "excellence of character, community spirit, and academic achievement in a premedical student"
  • 1981: Weller Prize, Wesleyan College, for "the student with the highest academic average for the sophomore year"
  • 1981: Phi Beta Kappa, Wesleyan College



  • Appeared in the documentary Lethal Medicine, a scientific critique of animal experimentation (© 1997, 56 min., NTSC and PAL video, produced and directed by Javier Burgos and Hoorik Davoudian in Glendale, California, U.S.A.).
  • Wrote, directed and appeared in the teaching film Embryo Transfer in the Mouse (© 1988, 22 min., NTSC and PAL video, produced with the TV-Studio of F. Hoffmann- La Roche in Basle, Switzerland).