Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University Libre de Bruxelles, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Colorado, 1989.
Analyst, Continental Pharma, Brussels, 1966-1969; technologist steroid hormones, Brugmann Hospital, Brussels, 1970-1972; supervisor clinical chemistry, Reza Pahlavi Hospital, Tehran, 1972-1979; postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 1989-1992; postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 1993-1996.
Volunteer Habitat for Humanity, since 1996. Member American Contract Bridge League.
Married Jean Claude Georges Nystrom, July 24, 1963 (divorced 1974). Children: Aicha, Adina. Married Peter Verrall, March 17, 1977.