Bachelor of Science, University Nevada Reno, 1986. Master of Science, University Nevada Reno, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1991.
Postdoctoral fellow Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit, Edinburgh, 1992—1994, Rockefeller University, New York City, 1994—1998. Associate member Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, 1998—2004, member tenure, 2004—2006, Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute, Savannah, Georgia, since 2006. Professor, department basic medical science Mercer University School Medicine, Savannah Campus, since 2006.
Associate editor Cancer Research, 2003—2009.
Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Cancer Research.
Married Peter Charles Macdonald, December 4, 1999. 1 child William Shepard Macdonald.