Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Duke University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, 1965.
Research chemist, E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1966-1967; postdoctoral fellow, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1965-1968; professor biochemistry, associate director, senior science Comprehensive Cancer Center, senior science Research Center in Oral Biological, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1968-1993; director Center for Macromolecular Crystallography, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1985-1993; chairman, Chief Executive Officer, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since 1994. Chairman commission on journals International Union of Crystallography, Chester, England, 1987-1996. Chairman United States National Committee Crystallography, Washington, 1994-1996.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Crystallographic Association (president 1987-1988), American Chemical Society, Federation American Societies for Experimental Biology, Alabama Academy of Sciences, Rotary (vice president since 1990), Mountain Brook Club, Redstone Club.
Married Barbara Bradshaw Bugg, December 23, 1962. 3 children.