Master of Science in Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Texas Technology University, 1987.
Research fellow, University Grants Commission India, New Delhi, 1979-1982; teaching assistant department chemistry, Texas Technology U., Lubbock, 1982-1987; senior fellow department pharmacology, U. Washington, Seattle, 1987-1989; research associate department pharmacology, U. Washington, Seattle, since 1989.
Volunteer, instructor American Red Cross, Lubbock, 1983-1987. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Photobiology, Protein Society.
Married Smita Mohanty.