Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with honors, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983.
Research assistant Queen's University, 1976-1978. Postdoctoral fellow University California, Berkeley, 1983-1987. Assistant professor departments biochemistry and pharmacology University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1987-1990.
Assistant investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institutes, 1987-1990. Associate professor department molecular biology Swedish University Agricultural Sciences Biomed Center, Uppsala, 1990-1999, professor, since 1999.
Married T. Alwyn Jones, September 22, 1988. Children: Aaron, Daniel, Elanor.