Pharmaceutical chemist, Baghdad University, 1951. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1955.
Assistant professor pharmacognsy College Pharmacy Baghdad University, 1956—1961, acting dean, 1960—1961. Visiting research scientist National Academy of Sciences, School Pharmacy, University California, San Francisco, 1961—1963. Post-doctoral fellow Pharmacy Research Institute, School Pharmacy, University Connecticut, Storrs, 1963—1965.
Associate professor pharmacognosy Brooklyn College Pharmacy, Long Island University, 1965—1972. Professor pharmacognosy Arnold and Marie Schwartz College Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University, since 1972, associate dean, since 1982.
Member of American Society Health Systems Pharmacists, American Association Colleges Pharmacy, American Society Pharmacognosy, American Pharmaceutical Association.
Married Nakiya Tominna Mary, May 18, 1958. Children: Atheel, Yasmine.