Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1960.
Professor biology Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, from 1960. Visiting professor Weiztmann Institute, Rehovoth, Israel, 1966-1967, 79-80, 85-86, 91, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1972-1973.
President B'nai B'rith, Lafayette, 1987-1990, Sons of Abraham Synagogue, 1976-1979, Federal Charity, 1980-1981. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Professors, American Society Microbiology, International Society Interferon Research, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Cyrelle Ovsiew, December 22, 1956. Children: Shira, Rashi, Hillel, Ronit.