Bachelor in Chemistry, Alfred University, 1964. Master of Science in Biochemistry, The George Washington University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry, The George Washington University, 1969.
Postgraduate, Institute für Physikalische Chemie University Stuttgart, West Germany, 1971.
Research assistant biochemistry, Washington Heart Association fellow, The George Washington University, Washington, 1964-1966; national aero & space administrator predoctoral trainee chemist, The George Washington University, Washington, 1966-1969; postdoctoral research associate, Institute fur Physikalische Chemie der U. Stuttgart, Germany, 1969-1971; assistant professor departments engineering biophysics and chemistry, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1971-1978; research staff associate, Atlanta (Georgia) VA Medical Center, 1978-1981; assistant professor dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, 1978-1981; research investigator, Atlanta VA Medical Center, 1981-1982; senior research associate department dermatology, Emory University School Medicine, Atlanta, 1981-1982; assistant professor medicine, Morehouse School Medicine, 1982-1985; associate professor research medicine, Morehouse School Medicine, 1985-1993; research professor medicine, Morehouse School Medicine, since 1993. Invited expert International Committee on Illumination.
Member American Academy Dermatology (photobiology task force).
Married Fran Irwin, January 23, 1977. Children: Crystal E. Bishop, Roger C. Bishop.