Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1973; Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, 1981.
Research associate Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1981-1985, Genentech Corporation, San Francisco, 1985-1986. Staff scientist Immunex Corporation, Seattle, 1986-1989, senior staff scientist, 1989—2002, Amgen Corporation, 2002—2003. Member science advisory board VLST Corporation, Seattle, since 2004.
Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Kathy Lynn Berman, December 19, 1980. 1 child, Lucie Jane.