Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Stanford University, 1971; Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, 1976.
Postdoctoral fellow, U. Alaska, Fairbanks, 1976-1978; research biochemist, National Marine Fisheries Service, Auke Bay, Alaska., 1979; assistant professor of chemistry, U. Alaska, Juneau, 1978-1983; from assistant professor to associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, U. Alaska, Juneau, 1983-1991; from associate professor to professor of chemistry and biochemistry, U. Alaska, Southeast, Fairbanks, since 1991.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phycol. Society American, Western Society Naturalists, International Seaweed Association.
Married Deborah Hansen, April 20, 1976. Children: Justin, Skye, Spencer, Kokii.