Curriculum Vitae of Christopher Anderegg, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Education and Academic Degrees:

1982 - 1987: Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.): M.D.

1984 - 1987: Yale University Graduate School (New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.): Ph.D. in Biology
(M.D. and Ph.D. received as a student in the federally funded Medical Scientist Training Program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, U.S.A.)

1978 - 1982: Wesleyan College (Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A.): B.A. (Double Major: Biology and French)

Research and 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).

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 and Honors:

Rentschler Prize, 2006 (Zurich, Switzerland), for "the enduring fight for the abolition of animal experiments".

Erlenmeyer Prize, 1990 (Basle, Switzerland), for "the courageous and selfless exposure of abuses in animal experimentation".

Departmental Honors in Biology, 1982, Wesleyan University.

Hawk Prize, 1982, Wesleyan University, for "the most effective work in biochemistry by a student".

Schlinger Prize, 1982, Wesleyan University, for "excellence of character, community spirit, and academic achievement in a premedical student".

Weller Prize, 1981, Wesleyan University, for "the student with the highest academic average for the sophomore year".

Phi Beta Kappa, 1981, Wesleyan University.


Anderegg, C., Archibald, K., Bailey, J., Cohen, M. J., Kaufman, S. R., Pippin, J. J.: A Critical Look at Animal Experimentation. Medical Research Modernization Committee, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006.

Anderegg, C. and Markert, C. L.: Successful Rescue of Microsurgically Produced Homozygous Uniparental Mouse Embryos via Production of Aggregation Chimeras. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83: 6509-6513, 1986.


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).

Founded the Yale Medical School Film Society in 1983 and directed it from 1983 -1987 (New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.).