Bachelor of Science, City University of New York, Brooklyn, 1968. Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1974.
Senior research chemist Celanese Company, 1974-1978, supervisor Research and Development, 1978-1982, manager chemical Research and Development, 1982-1984, director chemical systems, 1984-1987. Vice president technical Celgene Corporation, Summit, New Jersey, 1987-1990, vice president, general manager Chiral Products & senior vice president science & technical, 1991—1994, president, 1993—2006, chief operating officer, 1994—2006, Chief Executive Officer, 2006—2007, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, since 2007. Board director Celgene Corporation, since 1994, PhRMA, Amicus Therapeutics.
Member board trustees Rutgers University. Chair Rutgers Graduate School Dean's Advisory Council. Board member Brooklyn College Foundation.
Member board trustees BioNJ. Past commissioner New Jersey Commission on Science & Technology. Member American Chemical Society, American Society Microbiology.
Married Meri I. Barer, August 17, 1969. Children: Jennifer, Lori, Ilyssa, Joshua.