Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1971.
Postdoctoral fellow University Edinburgh Jane Coffin Childs Foundation for Medical Research, Scotland, 1971-1974. Assistant professor chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974-1980. Assistant professor to professor biology Georgetown University, Washington, since 1980.
Board trustees, member National Multicultural Institute, since 1996. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (fellow, since 1991), American Society Cell Biology, Association for Women in Science.