Certified Histologist, University of Chicago, 1962; Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology, Illinois State University, Chicago, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology, Chicago Medical School, 1988.
Histology technician, Northwestern University, Chicago, 1959-1960; histology and Transmission Electron Microscopy technician, University of Chicago, 1959-1960; Transmission Electron Microscopy technologist, VA Lakeside Hospital, Chicago, 1965-1981; postdoctoral fellow, College Physical & Surgs., Columbia University, New York City, 1988-1990; research assistant professor, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, since 1990.
Member American Society Clinical Pathology, American Physiological Society, North America Society Pacing and Electrophysiology, American Heart Association, Society Neurosci.
Married Lester Eugene Racker, November 1, 1959. Children: Lester Keith Van Racker, Victoria Venice Racker Finney.