Günter Lepperdinger attended basic Genetics and Biology Courses at the University of Salzburg, eventually graduated in Chemistry at the University of Vienna in 1991 and holds a doctoral degree in Biochemistry. In subsequence he became molecular biologist and embryologist by training.
He started his research career at the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried, at the National Institute for Child Health and Development, NIH Bethesda Maryland, and currently holds a position as a Principle Investigator and Section Head at the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Innsbruck now affiliated to the University Innsbruck, Austria. His research interests are stem cell biology in the context of the human aging and regeneration. Besides being Editorial Board Member of several scientific journals, he served as an Associate Editor for ‚Experimental Gerontology’ - Elsevier, and currently he is Editor of ‚Gerontology’ - Karger.