andereggDate of birth: August 20, 1960
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Nationality: Switzerland (renounced U.S. citizenship in 2018)

Education & Academic Degrees:

  • 1982 - 1987: Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.): MD
  • 1984 - 1987: Yale University Graduate School (New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.): PhD in Biology
    (MD & PhD received in 1987 as a student in the Yale MD-PhD Program of the federally funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, U.S.A.)
  • 1978 - 1982: Wesleyan College (Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A.): BA (Double Major: Biology & French)

Research & Work Experience:

  • 1996 - 2023:
    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 - 2022:
    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 the title story "Tierforschung: Das Hundeleben der Versuchskaninchen" (in German) in the high-circulation Swiss 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



  • 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"