A. Telenti trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), and in microbiology and genetics at the University of Berne, Switzerland, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY), and at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard (Boston, MA). Between 2007 and 2014 he was professor and director of the Institute of Microbiology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has published extensively and received many national and international awards, including the prestigious Cloëtta Award, one of the highest distinctions in medicine in Switzerland. In 2012, he was elected member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. He maintains academic affiliations with the J. Craig Venter Institute and with the Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego.