Bachelor of Science, University Mississippi, 1981. Master of Science, University Georgia, 1983.
Research associate, Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1983-1986; research technologist, Veterans Administration Hospital., Memphis, 1986-1989; research specialist, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, since 1989. Poster session chairman St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, 1989-1991. Biological/biochemistry associations committee Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, 1985-1986.
Adult resource person Girl Scouts American, Memphis, since 1986. Member American Society for Microbiology, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Dennis Herschell Bugg, August 1, 1981 (divorced January 24, 1990). 1 child, Zachary Houston.