Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University, 1974. Master of Science, Seoul National University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, 1983.
Lecturer Korea Military University, Seoul, 1976-1979. Researcher University Chicago, 1983-1984. Assistant professor Seoul National University, 1984-1988, associate professor, 1988-1993, professor, since 1993.
Vice dean College Natural Sciences Seoul National University, 1993-1995, director Institute Microbiology, since 1999. Consultant Daewoo Foundation, Seoul, since 1995.
Served with Korean military, 1976-1979. Member International Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Society, American Chemical Society, Microbiol. Society Korea, Korean Biophysics Society, Korean Society Free Radical Research, Korean Society Molecular Biology, American Society Biochemistry Molecular Biology, International Society Free Radical Research.
Married Jung-Hwa Lee, May 8, 1977. Children: Hyun-Seo, Myung-Seo.