Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1957; Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1960; postdoctoral research, Stanford University, 1962.
Member faculty, Northwestern University, 1962-1980;
professor of chemistry, Northwestern University, 1968-1980;
faculty, professor of chemistry, University of Southern California, 1980-1995;
Guy Lipscomb professor, University of Southern California, 1984-1995;
professor associaté, University Paris, 1991;
professor associatè, U. Jos Fourier, Grenoble, 1994;
faculty, Thomas Jefferson professor of chemistry, University of Virginia, since 1995. Consultant to industry. Member committee physical science National Research Council, 1969.
Member United States-Brazil graduate education in chemistry study group, since 1971. Lecturer American Swiss Foundation, 1972. Mobay lecturer, 1981.
Merck-Frosst lecturer, 1989, 90. Monsanto lecturer, 1989. FACS lecturer, 1990, 94.
Member National Institutes of Health Study Section on Fertility and Human Welfare, 1972-1975. Chairman United States-Japan Conference on Organic Synthesis, 1973. Member medicinal chemistry study section United States Public Health Service, 1977-1981.
Member of advisory committee chemistry National Science Foundation, 1981-1984. Member development therapeutics review committee United States Public Health Service. Chairman Gordon Research Conference on Stereochemistry, 1990.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College of Surgeons (lecturer 1989), Japan Society Promotion of Science. Member American Chemical Society (member Executive Committee organic division since 1978, chairman organic division 1992, Ernest Guenther award 1979, Russell award 1985, Stone awardPiedmont section 1986, commission on nomenclature since 1979, governments award 1991), Chemical Society (London), Brazilian Academy Sciences (correspondent).
Married Elizabeth Binder, August 3, 1983. Children: Amy Sue, Andrew Robert, Samantha Leigh.