Bachelor of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1960. Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1968.
Medical officer United States Public Health Service, 1967-1970, staff scientist Bethesda, Maryland, 1967-1970. Senior investigator National Cancer Institute, 1967-1970. Assistant professor biology California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1970-1973, associate professor, 1973-1975, professor, 1975-1992, Bowles professor biology, 1977-1992, chairman division biology, 1980-1989.
Gates professor biomedical science, founder & chairman department molecular biotechnology University Washington School Medicine, Seattle, 1992—2000. Co-founder, president Institute Systems Biology, since 2000. Director National Science Foundation Science & Technology Center Molecular Biotechnology, 1989—2001.
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Author (with others): Biochemistry, a Problems Approach, 1974, Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Cells, 1975, Immunology, 1978, Essential Concepts of Immunology, 1978, The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project, 1992. Co-editor: Advances in Immunology, 1987, Genetics: From Genes to Genomics, 1999. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.
Member of National Academy of Engineering (Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ prize 2011), National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts & Sciences, Sigma Xi.
Married Valerie Anne Logan, December 14, 1963. Children: Eran William, Marqui Leigh, Jennifer.