Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1980.
Laboratory technician Doehler Jarvis division Netherlands Industries, Toledo, 1970-1972. Postdoctoral research associate University Wisconsin, Madison, 1980-1984. Research biochemist Chevron Chemical Company, Richmond, California, since 1984.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Society Biochemistry Molecular Biology (associate), New York Academy of Sciences, Sigma Xi.
Married Cathie Smestad, January 20, 1970 (divorced December 1979). 1 child, Michael Allen. Married Nancy Susan Coan, March 5, 1982.