AB, Brown University, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1953.
Assistant instructor zoology, University of Pennsylvania, 1950-1951; instructor zoology, University of Michigan, 1954-1956; assistant professor, then associate professor biology, Princeton University, 1956-1966; professor biology department, State University of New York, Albany, 1966-1974; chairman, State University of New York, Albany, 1966-1972; professor, department chairman biological science, Dartmouth College, 1975-1978; Ira Allen Eastman professor biology, Dartmouth College, 1978-1986. Consultant industry, 1963-1986l lecturer England, Japan, Mexico, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Poland, East and West Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark. Visiting professor Osaka (Japan) U., Japan Society for Promotion of Science, 1974.
Trustee Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1966-1974. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (council 1976-1979, committee on fellows 1977-1986, nominating committee 1978), Royal Micros. Society; member Society General Physiologists (treasurer 1963-1965, president 1973-1974), American Society for Cell Biology (council 1973-1974), Biophysics Society.
Son of Richard Day and Mary (Cottrell) A. M. Margaret Dampman, December 23, 1950 (divorced 1970). Children: Elizabeth, Wayne.
M. Nina Strömgren, September 12, 1971. 1 daughter Barbara.