Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, TiHo Hannover, 1979. Doctor in Medical Veterinary, TiHo Hannover, 1982.
Science research assistant Institute Pathology School Veterinary Medicine, U. Hannover, 1980-1992; head working group experimental pathology, German Primate Center, Goettingen, 1992-1996; head division veterinary medicine and primate husbandry, German Primate Center, Goettingen, since 1997; professor, Hannover, since 1996.
Served with Oberstabsveterinar der Reserve, Bundeswehr. Member European Society Veterinary Pathology, German Society Pathology, German Veterinary Medical Society, Association Primate Veterans, Rotary.
Married Mechthild Wallman, March 18, 1983 (deceased May 1991). Children: Franziska, Swantje, Kathrin. Married Beate Ehrgott, September 10, 1992.
Children: Maximilian, Lukas.