Graduate, University Paris. Honorary Doctorate, Indiana University, 1999.
From research assistant to head biochemistry division National Center Scientific Research, Paris, 1946-1961, research director, since 1961. Associate professor Harvard University, 1958-1961, University Paris VII, since 1972. Vice president Communications for Sciences and Technology United Nations Educational, 1985.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (foreign), International Union Biochemistry (president 1985-1988), Society Biological Chemistry, American Society Biological Chemists, International Council of Scientific Unions, New York Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences (France).
Married Armand Manago, 1948 (deceased). Two children.