Bachelor of Science, University New Mexico, 1966. Master of Science, University New Mexico, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1973.
Postdoctoral fellow, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland, 1973-1975; research associate department biochemistry, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, 1975; assistant professor microbiology, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1976-1981; associate professor, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1981-1986; professor, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, since 1986; associate dean graduate studies, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1986-1988; research professor microbiology School Medicine, U. New Mexico, Albuquerque, since 1988. Panelist National Research Council's fellowship program, National Science Foundation.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology (president New Mexico branch 1981-1983), American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society Microbiology, American Society Rickettsiology and Rickettsial Diseases (secretary, treasurer 1986-1988, vice president 1992-1994, president 1994-1996), International College of Rickettsiologists, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Mary Ann Pino. Children: John Michael, Paul Gregory, John, Carol, Thomas.