Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, Valdosta State College, 1969. Certified in Teaching Biology and Mathematics, Eastern Kentucky University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Anatomy and Neurosci., University Texas, San Antonio, 1984.
Undergraduate research assistant, Eastern Kentucky U., Richmond, 1965-1967;
teaching assistant department cell-structural biology, University Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 1979-1984;
postdoctoral fellowship laboratory development neurobiology, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and LMDB/Northern Engineering Industries, Bethesda, Maryland., 1984-1986;
instructor department psychiatry, University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1986-1987;
assistant professor department psychiatry, University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1987-1991;
director laboratory molecular neurogenetics, Schizophrenia Research Center VA Medical Center, Dallas, 1988-1994;
director laboratory molecular neurogenetics, Mental Health Clinic Research Center, University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1990-1994;
associate professor department psychiatry, University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1991-1994;
Mary D. Allen professor Doheney Eye Institute, University of Southern California School Medicine, Los Angeles, since 1994;
chair department cell and neurobiology, University of Southern California School Medicine, Los Angeles, since 1994. Ad hoc reviewer Northern Engineering Industries/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, since 1993. Reviewer Molecular Biology, NSPB Fight for Sight Grants, 1991-1994.
STAR-science advisory board University of Southern California/Bravo Magnet H.S., Los Angeles, since 1995.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Women, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (chair program planning committee 1991-1994), American Society for Neurochemistry (Jordi Folch Pi Outstanding Young Investigator 1992), Sigma Xi (secretary/treasurer 1986-1993, president 1993-1994), MUSES California Science Museum (Woman of Year 2009), John Douglas French Associate. Fellowship Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Foundation (Silver award 2009, Gold award 2010).
Married Laney K. Cormney, October 14, 1967 (divorced September 1980). Children: Tyler Craft Cormney, Ryan Berton Cormney (deceased). Married Richard N. Lolley (deceased).