Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1980. Doctor of Medicine, University Bergen, Norway, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bergen, Norway, 1992.
Doctoral fellow Norwegian Science Council, Norway, 1987-1990. Visiting Fogarty Fellow National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1990-1992. Research Associate Uniformed Services University, 1992-1995.
Assistant professor University Bergen, 1995-1998. Associate Professor 1998-2001. Full Professor from 2001.
Head, Locus on Neuroscience, 1999-2002
Partner, Bergen Mental Health Research Center
Partner, KG Jebsen Centre for Neuropsychiatry, 2012-
President, Norwegian Neuroscience Society, 2014-
Member Society Neurosci. (symposium speaker and organizer, San Diego 1995), European Neurosci. Association, Sierra Club, Phi Sigma.