Bachelor of Science cum laude, University New Mexico, 1985. Master of Science, University New Mexico School Medicine, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology cum laude, University New Mexico School Medicine, 1990.
Instructor Medical Microbiology, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1985-1990; National Institutes of Health fellow Infectious Diseases, University of California at Los Angeles School Medicine, 1990-1992; fellow American Heart Association, University of California at Los Angeles School Medicine, 1992-1993; assistant professor medicine, University of California at Los Angeles School Medicine, since 1994. Consultant National Weather Svc., Washington, 1985-1987, National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, 1987-1989, Aquascapes, 1987-1992. Contributing editor Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Magazine, Los Angeles, 1987-1992.
Consultant Anti-Infective Program, Heart-to-Heart International Childrens Medical Alliance, since 1992. Invited judge New Mexico Science Fair, 1987, Regional Science Fair, University New Mexico, 1987-1990. Speaker Discover U New Mexico Program for High School Seniors, 1986-1988.
Special consultant New Mexico Academy Decathlon, 1989. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society for Rickettsiology and Rickettsial Diseases, New York Academy of Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi.