Bachelor of Science, Birmingham Southern College, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, 1980.
Postdoctoral fellow, Rockefeller U., New York City, 1981-1984; assistant professor, Rockefeller U., 1984-1985; chief influenza genetics, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, 1985-1988; assistant professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1988-1993; chief influenze molecular genetics, Centers for Disease Control, since 1993.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, American Society Virology.
Married Kathryn Denise Ragland, August 24, 1974 (divorced February 1980). 1 child, Randall William.