Master of Science, University Helsinki, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1977.
Biochemist, biomedical Research Center Alko Group Ltd., Helsinki, Finland, 1972-1978; research associate department pharmacology, University Colorado, Denver, 1978-1979; senior biochemist, Biomedical Research Center Alko Group Ltd., Helsinki, 1979-1996; senior scientist, National Public Health Institute, since 1996. Board directors ISBRA, Toronto, Canada, since 1994.
With Field Artillery Reserve, 1963-1964, Finland. Member International Society Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (treasurer 1980-1986, board directors 1987-1990, 1994-2002), European Society biomedical Research Alcoholism, Finnish Table Tennis Association (president 1998-2003).
Married Salli Orvokki Sarronlahti, June 15, 1970 (divorced 1977). Children: Janira Jessica, Linus Joakim. Married Paula Tellervo Juujarvi, December 28, 1994.
Children: Pinja Josefin, Paju Christine, Pihla Patricia.