Bachelor in Physiology, Vassar College, 1952. Master of Science in Physiology, Cornell University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in History of Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989.
Teacher of tutors Los Angeles City Adult School, 1968-1972. Professor physiology Los Angeles Community Colleges, 1972-1986. Writer, Los Angeles, since 1989.
Vice president training Los Angeles City School Volumes, 1968-1972.
Los Angeles commissioner Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority, 1972-1990. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, History of Science Society, Society for History Natural History.
Married William Francis Garber, December 17, 1977. Children: Anne, Katherine.