Bachelor of Arts in American Civilization, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1972. Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Auburn University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular/Cellular Biology, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1983.
Scientist molecular biology Sungene Technologies, Palo Alto/San Jose, 1983-1989, manager market development, 1986-1987. Senior scientist, manager molecular biology Agrigenetics Company, Madison, Wisconsin, 1989-1992. Director molecular biology Agrigenetics L.P., 1992-1993, Mycogen, San Diego, 1993-1996, director technical development, since 1996.
Mentor scientist University California-Davis, 1987-1988, University California-San Francisco, 1989. Member life science review panel Wisconsin Department Development, Madison, 1991.
Member vestry Church of the Holy Cross, Birmingham, 1982-1983. Coach Little League, Madison, 1992-1993, Poway, California, 1997. Member American Society Microbiology, International Society for Plant Molecular Biology, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Licensing Executives Society.
Married Fairly Dickinson, September 2, 1977. Children: Alyssa D., Caitlyn C., Alex G.