Bachelor, Indiana Center College, 1969. Master of Arts, Indiana State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana State University, 1977.
Postdoctoral fellow, Public Health Research Institute, New York City, 1976-1977; postdoctoral fellow, Christ Hospital Institute Medical Research, Cincinnati, 1977-1979; assistant member, James N. Gamble Institute Medical Research, Cincinnati, 1979-1988; senior investigator, Smith Kline Beckman Pharmaceutical Research and Development, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1988-1990; assistant director department virology and host defense, SmithKline Beecham Beechman Pharmaceutical Research and Development, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 1990-1993; director virology, Trimeris, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, since 1993; member antiviral review board United Kingdom, SmithKline Beecham Beechman Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Great Burgh, England, 1990-1992.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Virology, International Society for Antiviral Research, American Society for Microbiology.
Married Andrea Lee Spencer, August 24, 1968. Children: Angela Lynn, Debra Megan.