Doctor of Philosophy, University Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1987.
Post-doctoral fellow University College, London, 1987—1992, British heart foundation fellow, 1992—1995. Assistant professor Med University South Carolina, Charleston, 1995—1999, associate professor, 1999—2004, professor cell biology, since 2004, eminent scholar cardiac development biology, since 2007. Adjunct professor bioengineering Clemson University, South Carolina, 2004.
Chief science officer First String Research Inc, Charleston, 2005—2006. Member esta study section National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, since 2004. Board director First String Research Inc, Charleston, South Carolina, 2006, consultant, 06.
Married Antonia B. Brizzolara, May 1, 1993. Children: Hannah Rose, Emma Louise, Robert Kinsman.