Bachelor, Emory University, 1951; Master of Arts, Emory University, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1960.
Fulbright research scholar, Max Planck Institute Marine Biology, Tübingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1961-1962;
research associate genetics department, University of California, Berkeley, 1960-1961;
assistant research geneticist School Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1961-1967;
associate research geneticist School Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1967-1973;
research geneticist School Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1973-1981. Chairman VI Conference Mammalian Cytology and Somatic Cell Genetics, 1967. Lecturer School Public Health University of California, Berkeley, 1970-1975.
Associate chief cellculture laboratory University of California Naval Bioscis. Laboratory, Oakland, California, 1969-1977. Chairman cell culture department, 1977-1981.
Adjunct faculty Washington Jones Cell Science Center, Lake Placid, New York, 1977-1978. Consultant to University, National and International Institutions on Cell Culture and Cytogenetics. Consultant Breast Tumor Task Force, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 1975-1977.
Lecturer in field.
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Partner WIM Fine Arts, Oakland. Member history art committee Art Guild Oakland Museum, chairman 1983-1984, secretary 1984-1985. Co-director exhibitions Monterey Peninsula Museum Art., 1981, 83.
Active member Bay Area Program for Smithsonian Institutions Bicentennial Inventory American Paintings Executed Prior to 1918. Served with Chemical Corps United States Army, 1953-1956. Member International Hospitality Center, San Francisco Bay Area, XIII Internat Congress Genetics (chairman organizing committee), Genetic Society of America XIV International Congress Genetics (vice chairman travel and lodging, finance committee 1978).
Reviewing editor In Vitro 1977-1978. Tissue Culture Association (chairman constitution and by laws committee, chairman organizing committee 1966, vice president 1978-1980), Oakland Museum Association (board directors 1979-1980).