AB magna cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1938; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1941; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1948; certified, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Institute Nuclear Studies, 1950.
Research assistant entomology University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1941-1942. Assistant professor, associate professor zoophysiology Washington State University, Pullman, 1948-1953. Assistant professor, then associate professor physiology New York University School Medicine, New York City, 1953-1961.
Professor physiology University Miami School Medicine, 1961-1981, chairman department, 1967-1971. President Cortisol Medical Research, Inc., 1983-1985. Chairman science advisory board Anorexia Nervosa Institute, Melbourne, Florida, 1983-1985, Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, 1971-1978.
Consultant entomology American Public Health Association, 1961-1978. Delegate White House Conference on Aging, Washington, 1961, 71. Consultant insect physiology Section Tropical Medicine and Parasitology National Institutes of Health, Washington, 1962-1966, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1980-1992, BIOS, 1983-1985.
Member corporation Marine Biological Laboratory, since 1961, trustee, 1961-1963, life member, trustee emeritus, since 1993. Visiting lecturer Minority Institutes Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology MARCPROG, 1983-1988.
Member resource and management committee Area Agency on Aging, 1988-1990. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, lieutenant Commander, United States Public Health Service research, 1951-1981. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (life, member council 1962-1964), Gerontological Society (president 1965-1966), Entomological Society of America (life member).
Member International Association Gerontology (member executive council 1963-1966), International Association Prolongation of Human Life Span (vice president 1974-1992), American Physiological Society, American Society Zoologists, Society General Physiologists, Sunflower Society Miami (vice president 1986-1988),Elks Lodge 948, Army-Navy Club, Coral Gables Country Club (board directors Fleet 1994-1996, 97-98), Century Club of Coral Gables, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Children: Susan M. Bumgarner, Madelaine Jo Sottile.