Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, 1969.
Instructor Medical School, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1969-1971; assistant professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1971-1979; associate professor microbiology and immunology Medical School, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1979-1984; professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, since 1984; acting chair, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1990-1992. Member bacteriology and mycology study section, National Institutes of Health, 1976-1980, 88-92, Drugs of Abuse and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome study section, since 1994.
Fellow: American Academy Microbiology. Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, College Problems Drug Dependence (board directors since 2005), Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, Society Neuroimmune Pharmacology (president since 2010, Joseph Wybran award), International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society, Society Leukocyte Biology (secretary 1998—2000), American Association Immunologists, American Society Microbiology (president eastern Pennsylvania branch 1983-1986, member council policy committee 1993-1996, chair membership board since 2003, member council policy committee since 2003), Sigma Xi (president Temple University chapter 1981-1983).
Married Bruce A. Eisenstein, September 8, 1963. Children: Eric, Andrew, Ilana.