Bachelor of Science in Education, University Central Oklahoma, 1963. Student, Randolph-Macon College Women, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (Genetics), U Texas at Austin, 1969.
Science and history teacher Piedmont (Oklahoma) Public Schools, 1963-1964. Biochemistry technician biochemistry section biology division Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1964-1966. Instructor research pediatrics department pediatrics, instructor cytotech.
University Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, 1971-1972. Assistant professor, director Cytogenetics Laboratory University Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1973-1977, associate professor, director Cytogenetics Laboratory, 1977-1980. Associate professor department public health, staff Laboratory Medical Genetics University Alabama, Birmingham, 1980-1981.
Associate professor, director Cytogenetics Laboratory department pathology University Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, 1981-1985, professor, director Cytogenetics Laboratory, 1985-1987. Professor department human genetics Medical College Virginia, Richmond, since 1987. Clinical cytogeneticist, director postnatal laboratory Genetics & in vitro fertilisation Institute, Fairfax, Virginia, 1987-1998, co-director cytogenetics laboratory, 1998-2000.
Genetic, cytogenetic consultant, since 2000. American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow department human genetics University Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 1969-1970, department human genetics and development College Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, 1970-1971. Genetic consultant Ellisville (Mississippi) State School, 1973-1980.
Attending staff department pathology Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas County Hospital District, 1981-1987. Member science advisory committee Fragile X Foundation, 1985-2002. Member International Standing Committee on Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature, 1991-1996.
Fellow American College Medical Genetics (founding member). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Human Genetics, Association Genetic Technologists, Texas Genetics Society (Chairman.planning committee annual meeting 1984), Delta Kappa Gamma, Sigma Xi.
Married Thomas M. Peebles, August 16, 1975.