Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1982.
Postdoctoral research fellow, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1982-1985;
assistant professor microbiology/biochemistry, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1985-1987;
visiting scientist, Centers Disease Control, Atlanta, 1987-1990;
research microbiologist, Centers Disease Control, Atlanta, since 1990. Research collaborator Genelabs Technologies, Redwood City, California, since 1988, SmithKline Beecham Beecham, The Netherlands, since 1993. Invited lecturer Indo-United States Vaccine Action Program, New Delhi, 1989, American Society Medical Technology, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1990.
Co-investigator World Health Organization Vaccine Development Program, 1991-1993.
Mentor Georgia Technology Mentor Program, Atlanta, since 1991. Coach Kittredge Magnet School Academy Bowl, DeKalb County, Georgia, since 1993. Member Sons Confederate Veterans, Military Order Star and Bars (newsletter editor Atlanta Council chapter since 1993, historian Georgia Society 1994), Old Guard of Gate City Guard.
Married Carol Ann Richter, October 11, 1980. Children: Justin Michael Richter, Christopher Linton Taylor.