She went on to take a masters in biophysics at Pennsylvania State University in 1963 and a Doctor of Philosophy on mutagenesis in nonsense mutations in bacteria, awarded by Pennsylvania State University in 1972 and supervised by Stanley Person.
Research fellow, Laboratory Juris Doctor Watson, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967-1969;
science staff, Medical Research Council Laboratory Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England, 1969-1972;
science staff, Cold Spring Harbor (New York) Laboratory, 1972-1975;
science staff, Max Planck Institute for Biophysics Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany, since 1975. Honorary professor medical faculty U. Goettingen, since 1989. Trustee Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, Stockholm, since 1994.
Member science advising committee European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, since 1992, chairman, since 1995. Member science advising committee Pette Institute, Hamburg, since 1992, chairman, since 1994.
Rapporteur European Union International Workshop on Women in Science, Brussels, 1993. Member European Molecular Biology Organisation, Academia Europaea.
Married Klaus Weber, July 14, 1972.