Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, City College of New York, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Brandeis University, 1975.
Research fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975-1977; assistant professor, University Texas Medical School, Houston, 1977-1984; section head pharmaceutical products division, Abbott laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, 1984-1994; project leader, Abbott laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, since 1995.
Volunteer Lighthouse for Blind, Houston, 1982-1984, Evanston (Illinois) Mental Health Association, 1985-1987. Member American Chemical Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Association Cancer Research, Sigma Xi.
Married Louise Schaefer Pearson, 1989. Children: Anna J., William A., Jonathan J.