1 child, Maria Irene. 1 child, Eric Francis. Stepchildren: Django Sussman, Seb Sussman.
Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1960.
Doctor of Philosophy, U. Oregon, 1965. Postdoctoral fellow Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England, 1965-1966, Institute Molecular Biology, Geneva, Switzerland, 1966-1968.
Assistant professor biology University of California, Santa Cruz, 1968-1973, associate professor, 1973-1979, professor biology, 1979, Robert Louis Sinsheimer professor molecular biology, 1987. Harvey lecturer Rockefeller University, 1989.
Sherman Fairchild Distinguished scholar, California Institute Technology, 1990.
Director Center Molecular Biology of Ribonucleic acid, 1992.
Assistant professor biology U. California. Director Center.
Member National Academy of Sciences, The Ribonucleic acid Society (president-elect 1997, president 1998).
Married Betty Lucille Parnow, November 25, 1964 (divorced 1969). Married Sharon Ann Sussman. 1 child, Maria Irene.