Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Brown University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1974.
Assistant for research Rockefeller University, New York City, 1971-1975, research associate, 1976-1990.
Vice president Trinity School Parents Association, New York City, 1983-1985, treasurer, since 1988. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology.
Married Peter Herbert Jakes, August 23, 1970. Children: Susan Johanna, Aaron George.