AB, Wesleyan University, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1939. Doctor of Science, Wesleyan University, 1971.
Doctor of Medicine (honorary), Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1993.
Assistant in physiological chemistry, School Medicine Yale University, New Haven, 1937-1939;
Assistant in physiological chemistry, Finney-Howell Research Foundation fellow, School Medicine Yale University, 1939-1941;
National Research Council fellow in medical science, School Medicine Yale University, 1941-1942;
research assistant in preventive medicine with rank of instructor, School Medicine Yale University, 1942-1944;
assistant professor, School Medicine Yale University, 1944-1948;
research associate, School Medicine Yale University, 1948-1949;
associate professor microbiology, School Medicine Yale University, 1949-1954;
professor epidemiology, School Medicine Yale University, 1954-1957;
chief virus laboratories division biologics Studies., National Institutes of Health, United States Public Health Service, 1957-1958;
professor, chairman virology and epidemiology, College Medicine Baylor, Houston, 1958-1968;
Distinguished Svc. professor, College Medicine Baylor, since 1974;
dean graduate science, College Medicine Baylor, 1968-1991;
dean emeritus, College Medicine Baylor, since 1992. Member commission on viral diseases World Health Organization, since 1957, member international task force on hepatitis B immunization, since 1992, director International Center Enteroviruses, 1963-1993, member consultant group on poliomyelitis vaccine, since 1973, director Collaborating Center for Virus Reference and Research, since 1970. Member commission on live poliovirus vaccines United States Public Health Service, 1958-1961.
Member virus reference board National Institutes of Health, 1962-1970, member director advising committee on DNA recombinants, 1976, member evaluation committee division research resources, 1975-1976, member of national advisory cancer county, 1965-1969. Member human cancer virus task force National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, United States Public Health Service, 1962-1967. Secretary-general International Congresses Virology, Helsinki and Budapest, 1968-1971.
Chairman International Conference on Viruses in Water, Mexico City, 1974. Member research county American Cancer Society, 1971-1975. Member commission on hepatitis NAS/National Research Council, 1972-1977.
Lecturer, consultant Chinese Academy Medical Sciences, 1978, 79, 93. Member of advisory committee Comparative Virology Organisation, 1978-1986. Chairman advising committee on viral hepatitis Center fo Disease Control, 1989, 95, member of advisory commission on respiratory and enteric viruses, 1991, member of advisory commission on evaluation of the United States polio cases, 1963-1975, 76-84.
Consultant development program for health manpower and services of Palestinian people United Nations, 1981-1983.
Board directors Houston Academy Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library., 1967-1990, chairman, 1988-1989. Trustee Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Foundation, since 1994. Chairman United States Commission on Polio Eradication, since 1994.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, New York Academy of Sciences (Freedom Foundation award for research in virology 1973), American Academy Microbiology. Member American Society Microbiology, American Society Virology, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine (member council 1965-1969), American Association Immunologists, American Epidemiological society, American Association Cancer Research (president Southwest section 1968), International Association Microbiol. Societies (life, chairman section on virology 1970-1975, member executive committee 1976-1979, member international commission on microbiology ecology 1972-1987, member international committee on taxonomy of viruses since 1966, Albert Sabin medal for work in polio vaccines 1996), Microbiol.
Society Israel (honorary), Microbiol. Society Argentina (honorary), Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Society Microbiologists and Epidemiologists (honorary), Chinese Society Medical Virology (honorary), Medical Society Bulgaria (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Married Matilda Benyesh, 1958. 1 child, Nancy.