Bachelor of Science, Assumpton College, 1969; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, 1977.
Assistant professor, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa., 1980-1982; professor, U. Georgia, Athens, since 1983; head department genetics, U. Georgia, Athens, since 1998.
(Book by Michael E. Lambert, John F. McDonald)
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Genetics Society of America.
Married Masie Loo McDonald, March 20, 1984. 1 child, Ross.