Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Philadelphia College Pharmaceutical Science, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Hahnemann Medical College, 1979.
Postdoctoral associate, Georgetown University, Washington, 1978-1979; assistant professor College of Medicine, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1979-1983; associate professor College of Medicine, Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia, 1983-1987; associate professor College of Medicine, U. South Alabama, Mobile, since 1987. Reviewer National Science Foundation, Washington, since 1987.
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Member American Society for Microbiology.
Married Zarrintaj Aliabadi, August 12, 1989. Children: Jennifer, Ali, Shahrzad.