A graduate from University of Lodz with a Master of Science degree in biology, he went on to complete a doctoral course at the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences. For many years now, he has been a member of the scientific staff at the Department of Animal Behaviour of the Institute. He has also done academic training at Manchester University. He is a laureate of the prestigious scholarship, founded by the Minister for Science and Higher Education, destined for outstanding young scientists. His research concerns the reaction of a body to stress and animal capacity to solve problems. He is the author of many scientific articles published by magazines outside Poland.