Master of Science in Biology summa cum laude, University Cologne, Germany, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics summa cum laude, Max Planck Institute Development Biology and Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany, 1988.
Research associate institute genetics Munich University, 1988—1989. Research fellow California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1989—1993. From assistant to associate professor plant biology laboratory Salk Institute Biological Studies, La Jolla, 1993—2002.
Director department molecular biology Max Planck Institute Development Biological, 2001. Executive director Max Planck Institute Development Biological, 2007—2009. Assistant adjunct professor department biology University California San Diego, La Jolla, 1997—2001, associate adjunct professor department biology, 2001—2003.
Adjunct professor plant biology laboratory Salk Institute Biological Studies, since 2003. Adjunct professor biology laboratory Eberhard Karls Institute, since 2004. Member various grant advisory panels, since 1996.
Member various academic advisory boards, since 1999.
Fellow: Royal Society London (foreign member). Member: National Academy of Sciences, Heidelberg Academy Sciences and Humanities, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Academy Europaea, European Molecular Biology Organization.
Married Mong Huong T. Le. Children: Thalia Minh Thao Le, Maximilian Minh Tri Le.