Bachelor, Johns Hopkins University, 1979. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1983. Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1983.
Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1987.
Postdoctoral fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, 1987-1989; postdoctoral fellow, Columbia University, New York City, 1989-1992; assistant professor, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, since 1992.
Member New Jersey Cancer Institute, since 1994. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Genetics Society of America, American Society Microbiology.
Married Scott Brian Brustein, August 20, 1981.