Bachelor of Science, University Oklahoma, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1982.
Assistant professor department biochemistry, U. Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, 1988-1989; assistant professor department pathology, U. Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, 1989-1991; assistant professor, U. Center Oklahoma, Edmond, since 1991.
Member American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Chemical Society, American Society for Cell Biology, Sigma Xi.
Married Ronald Phillip Painton, February 26, 1977. 1 child, Marie Elizabeth.