Bachelor of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1978.
Teaching and research assistant, University Texas Medical Branch, 1975-1978; research fellow, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1978-1981; associate research fellow, Scripps Cinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California, 1981-1982; assistant professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1982-1989; Research and Development chemist, Applied Biosystems Inc., Foster City, California, 1989-1990; supervisor Research and Development, Applied Biosystems Inc., Foster City, California, 1990-1991; group leader Research and Development, Applied Biosystems Inc., Foster City, California, 1991-1997; director protein profinina, Lynx Therapeutics, Hayward, California, since 1997. Consultant Granada Television, Ltd., Manchester, England, 1980, Automated dynamics corporation, Laguna Hills, California, 1981-1985, American Alaskan Malamute Breeders Association, 1986-1989.
Republican school site council Santa Teresa Elementary School, San Jose, California, 1991-1992. With United States Navy R, 1971-1977. Member Protein Society, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Married Michelle Zgonina, February 12, 1972. Children: Alexis, Sloane, Conner.