Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1989.
Principal investigator, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware, since 1980.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, Sigma Xi.
Married L. Lorrie Basnight, June 9, 1984. 1 child, Caroline Basnight.