AB, Stanford University, 1981. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1986.
Director development Stanford (California) University Hospital, 1987-1990. Deputy director policy research analysis National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, Maryland, 1990-1991. Executive director The American Society Cell Biology, Bethesda, 1991—2005.
President Society for Science & the Public, since 2005. Public Science News, Washington. Member cell biology committee of visitors National Science Foundation, 2001.
Committee for division on earth and life studies National Academy of Sciences, since 2001. Member PubMed Central National advisory committee The National Library of Medicine National Institute Health, 2000-2003. 20th Annual Fae Golden Kass lecturer Harvard Medical School, 1999.
Member advisory board Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University, since 2002. Elected first citizen member American Society Cell Biology, 2003. Member Coalition for Life Science, since 1991, executive director, 1991-2005.
Member stratetic advisory board Thomson Science, 2005. Board directors, member finance committee Public Library. Science, since 2005.
Daughter of James Bachelor of Divinity and Jean M. (Rambar) Mark. Married Francesco M. Marincola, January 1, 1982. Children: James Paul, Paula Rambar, Rachel Angela.