Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1958. Master of Science, University Utah, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, 1963.
Head serology, ricketts and virus research, Epizoology Laboratory, U. Utah, 1958-1963; head virus division, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963-1969; head department virology, ICN Nucleic Acid Research Institute, Irvine, California, 1969-1972; head division chemotherapy, ICN Nucleic Acid Research Institute, 1972-1975; director institute, ICN Nucleic Acid Research Institute, 1975-1977; professor animal, dairy and veterinary science, Utah State University, Logan, since 1977; member of faculty, U. Alabama Medical School, 1968-1969; director Institute Antiviral Research, Utah State University, Logan, since 1992. Lecturer in field.
Member Nibley (Utah) City Planning and Zoning Commission, 1978-1980. Member steering committee Irvine School Board, 1972, chairman health education awareness forum, 1975. Chairman basic research subcommittee division Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome National Institute Allergy Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 1990.
Fellow Infectious Disease Society of America. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Immunologists, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Pan American Medical Association, International Society Chemotherapy (executive committee since 1991), Inter-American Society Chemotherapy, American Society Microbiology, American Society Virology, National Association Colleges, Teachers in Agriculture, American Association University Professors, International Society Antiviral Research, Sigma Xi.
Married Rhea Julander, May 31, 1957. Children: Richard Dale, Jeanette Kathleen, David Eugene, Cynthia Diane, Michael Jason, Robert Odell.