Bachelor of Science in Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974. Master of Science in Microbiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982.
Postdoctoral fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1983. Life Science Research fellow Washington State University, Pullman, 1984-1987. Assistant professor University New Orleans, 1987-1988.
Senior microbiologist Merck and Company, Elkton, Virginia, 1988-1990, quality control laboratory supervisor, 1990-1991, senior scientist West Point, Pennsylvania, 1991-1993. Manager validation and technical services Glaxo-Wellcome, West Greenwich, Rhode Island, 1993-1995. Manager purification Bayer United States of America, Inc., Berkeley, California, 1995-1997.
Manager manufacturing Xoma, Inc., 1997-1998. Director clinical and regulatory affairs PurePulse Technologies, San Diego, since 1999. Advisor Rhode Island Industrial Fellows, 1993.
Member American Society for Testing and Materials (member biotechnology subcommittee 1995-1996), Society Industrial Microbiology (placement committee since 1989), Clayton Business and Community Association, American Society Microbiology.
Married Laura Marlaine Paulsen, December 24, 1985. Children: Ari Brianna, Alexa Marie.