Bachelor of Science, Khalsa College, Amritsar, India, 1976. Master of Science, Great Britain Pant University, Pantnagar, India, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Adelaide, India, 1985.
Postdoctoral fellow University Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1986-1988. Research fellow Queensland Institute Medical Research, 1988-1990. Principal research scientist Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, Australia, since 1991.
Member Australian Society Molecular Biology, Australian Oil Chemist Society.
Married Margaret Joan Howard. Children: Timothy, Kiran.