Bachelor, U California Berkeley, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, U California Berkeley, 1980.
Undergraduate student University California Berkeley, 1971-1974, graduate student, 1974-1980. Postdoctoral fellow University Colorado, Boulder, 1981-1985. Professor University California Irvine, since 1985.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, Genetics Society of America, American Society for Cell Biology.
Married Laurel Anne Harte Cumsky, April 20, 1979. Children: Jordan Harte, Katherine Ila.