Bachelor in Philosophy, Swarthmore College, 1962. Master of Arts, Master of Arts Teaching, Harvard University, 1966. Doctor of Science (honorary), Swarthmore College, 1986.
Technical assistant department chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964-1969. General physical scientist laboratory of molecular biology NIAMD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1969. Associate department anatomy Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1970-1984, medical research associate professor department anatomy and biochemistry, 1984-1988.
Co-director Shared Resource for Macromolecular Graphics Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, since 1988. Associate medical research professor biochemistry Duke University, Durham, since 1988. Visiting research associate professor department computer science University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990-1991.
Member advisory council National Center for Research Resources National Institutes of Health, 1990-1994. Member advisory board molecular graphics laboratory University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1979, Brookhaven Data Bank, Upton, Long Island, New York, 1981-1983.
Member Protein Society (council 1989-1992), Biophysics Society (council 1985-1988, executive board 1986-1988, national lecturer 1992), American Crystallographic Association, Molecular Graphics Society.
Married David Claude Richardson, February 2, 1963. Children: Robert, Claudia.