Bachelor in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1969; Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley, 1975.
Biophysicist Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1975-1979. Assistant to associate professor University Arizona, Tuscon, 1979-1988. Professor Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, since 1988.
Director SCBMB program Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, since 1993. Director W.M. Keck Center, Houston, since 1993. Consultant National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1994-1998.
Member Microscopy Society of America, American Crystallography Association, Biophysics Society, Cell Biology Society.
Married Pearl Dee Chiu. Children: Jenifer Chiu, Andreana Chiu.