Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Colorado, Denver, 1976. Master of Arts, University Colorado, Denver, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Santa Cruz, 1984.
Teaching assistant, U. Colorado, 1976-1979; teaching assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1981-1983; head teaching associate, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1983-1984; visiting lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1985; National Institutes of Health postgraduate research fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 1985-1987; senior postgraduate research associate, University of California, Berkeley, 1987-1989; instructor, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California, 1984; instructor, Palmer College, Santa Clara, California, 1985; technical project leader, Hewlett Packard laboratories, Palo Alto, California, since 1989. Consultant Cetus, Emeryville, California, 1979-1980.
Parent aide, role model Adult and Child Guidance Center, San Jose, California, 1993-1994. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Human Genetics, American Association Clinical Chemistry, American Society Microbiology, Northern California Society Microbiology, Phi Sigma.
Married Scott Edwin Gilles, February 4, 1961 (divorced February 1979). Children: Heather Lynn, Richard Scott, Karin Leigh. Married Guy Evan Lichtenwalter, December 24, 1987.