Bachelor of Science with honors, University Nottingham, England, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Physiology, University Nottingham, England, 1965.
Louis W. and Maud Hill postdoctoral fellow department horticultural science University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1965-1966. Assistant professor horticulture University Wisconsin, Madison, 1966-1970, associate professor, 1970-1975, professor, 1975-1982, adjunct professor biophysics and genetics, 1982-1984. Director Agrigenetics Advanced Research Division, 1980-1984, Agrigenetics Research Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, 1981-1984.
Distinguished professor, head department biology Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1984-1992, director Institute Development and Molecular Biology, since 1992. Senior biotechnology consultant Rhône-Poulenc Agrochimie, Lyon, France, 1985-2000. Chair, organizer Gordon Conference on Plant Molecular Biology, 1987.
Consultant plant biotechnology Novartis, 1997-1998. Science advisory board Aventis Cropsci., 2000-2001. Advisory committee Area of Excellence, Chinese University Hong Kong, since 2000.
Science advisory committee China National Center for Biotechnology Development, 2002-2005. Co-chair, co-organizer Juan March Workshop on Chromatin and DNA Modification, 1998.
Pilot Royal Air Force, 1956-1958. Fellow Indian Virol. Society. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ribonucleic acid Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Microbiology, American Society PlantPhysiologists (organizer Juan March workshop on chromatin and DNA modividation Madrid, 1998), American Society for Virology, American Phytopathol.
Society, Society General Microbiology, Federation American Socs. Experimental Biology, Bio-chemical Society, International Society for Molecular-Plant Microbe Interactions, International Society Plant Molecular Biology, Society for In Vitro Biology, Ribonucleic acid Society, Squash Club Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., Sigma Xi.
Married Sandra Severn Hall, August 20, 1960 (deceased). Children: Alexandra Vikki Anna, Liza Bryony, Peter Marcus Jeremy.