Bachelor of Science, Ursinus College, 1953. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins, 1958.
Postdoctoral fellow, Brandeis U., 1958-1960; assistant professor biochemistry, U. Louisville, 1960-1963; associate professor biochemistry, U. Tennessee, 1963-1967; professor, U. Tennessee, 1967-1970; professor, head department biochemistry and nutrition, Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University, 1970-1982; professor biochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University, since 1982.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1946-1949. Member American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.
Married Constance Burchard Derr, June 29, 1950. Children– David Bruce, Marcia Anne, Nancy Louise.