Bachelor of Science, University College of North Wales, Bangor, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University College London, 1976.
Bursar Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, 1971-1974. Postdoctoral fellow University Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom, 1974-1977. Visiting scientist National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1977-1983.
Assistant professor School of Medicine University Pittsburgh, 1983-1990. Associate professor Center Marine Biotechnology University Maryland, Baltimore, since 1990.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health Alumni Association.
Married Dermot Cooper, August 8, 1980 (divorced March 1984).