Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1963; honorary doctorate, Dartmouth College, 1995; Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1968; honorary doctorate, Swedish Royal Institute Technology, 1995; honorary doctorate, Technology U. Munich, 1995; honorary doctorate, Catholic U. Louvain, Belgium, 1996.
Postdoctoral associate, Harvard University postdoctoral associate, Stanford University, to 1970; faculty department chemistry, Stanford University, 1977-1980; faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1970-1977, 1980-1990; W. Keck professor of chemistry, Scripps Research Institute and Skaggs Institute of Chemical Biology, La Jolla, California, since 1990.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Society Chemistry (honorary). Member NAS, American Chemical Society (Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistryaward 1983, Harrison Howe award Rochester chapter 1987, Remsen award Maryland. section 1989, Arthur C. Cope award 1992, Roger Adams award 1997, Richards medal Northeastern secretary 1998, Top 75 Contbrs. to Chemical Enterprise 1998).
M. Jan Dueser, April 28, 1965. Children: Hannah, William, Isaac.