Bachelor of Science, Le Moyne College, 1961; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Rochester, New York, 1966.
Postdoctoral fellow in bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965-1967; research associate department pathology, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1974-1977; from research instructor to assistant professor department pathology, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1978-1983; assistant professor Institute Pathology, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1983-1989; associate professor Institute Pathology, Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, 1989-1996; professor, Institute Pathology Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, since 1996. Member special study sections, ad hoc member study section on metabolic pathology National Institutes of Health.
Volunteer leader Boy Scouts American, Birmingham and Cleveland, 1976-1994. Member American Association for Cancer Researchers (ad hoc reviewer, associate editor Cancer Research since 1996, member committee 1997), American Society Investigative Pathology, American Society Cell Biology, Histochem. Society (councilor 1992-1996, president-elect1995, president 1996-1997, past president 1997-1998, ad hoc reviewer), Women in Cancer Research (secretary-elect 1995-1996, secretary 1996-1998).
Married Thomas Garrett Pretlow II, June 29, 1963. Children: James Michael, Joseph Peter, David Mark.