Bachelor, Catholic University, 1970. Master of Science, New York University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1976.
Postdoctoral fellow Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory New York, 1976—1979, staff scientist, 1979—1983. Senior staff scientist Salk Institute, Biotechnology/Industrial Associates, Inc., La Jolla, California, since 1983. Consultant Amersham, Chicago, 1982.
Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology, Sigma Xi.
Married Dorothy Mary Fitzpatrick, September 16, 1972. Children: Alison Marie, Ryan Scott.