Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Punjab University, 1969. Master of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1977.
Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University, 1985.
Instructor Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1975—1976. Senior project engineer Corning Incorporated, New York York, 1976—1983. Director technical and strategic planning Genencor International, Inc., South San Francisco, California, 1983—1991.
President InterSpex Products, Inc., Foster City, 1991—1994. Executive director CV Therapeutics, Inc., Palo Alto, 1994—2001. Vice president Telik, Inc., 2002—2007, Geron Corporation, Menlo Park, since 2007.
Editor newsletter INSAF, West Orange, New Jersey, since 1996.
Married Kathryn Ann Bilinski, August 15, 1973. Children: Anjana, Nealinder.