Bachelor, St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1967. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Lodz, Poland, 1999.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Ohio U., Athens, 1967-1968;
research associate, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (formerly Medical Foundation), Buffalo, 1968-1969;
head crystallography department, Medical Foundation Buffalo, 1969-1970;
head molecular biophysics department, Medical Foundation Buffalo, 1970-1988;
associate director research, Medical Foundation Buffalo, 1983-1988;
research director, Medical Foundation Buffalo, 1988-1993;
exec vice president research, Medical Foundation Buffalo, since 1993;
vice president, Medical Foundation Buffalo, since 1998. Adjunct associate professor Medicinal Chemistry Department State University of New York, Buffalo, since 1973, associate research professor Department Biochemistry, since 1981. Director distribution Cambridge Database in the United States, Buffalo, since 1983.
Lecturer various international conferences.
(Molecular Structure and Biological Activity of Steroids f...)
Member American Field Service, Amherst, New York. Served with United States Army Reserve, 1961-1967. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science(fellow, 2007), American Crystallographic Association (vice president 1985, president 1986, executive officer since 1988, American Chemical Society, American Cancer Society, Biophysics Society, Endocrine Society, Peptide Society, Protein Society, International Union Crystallography (charter member, secretary committee on small molecules 1984-1990, executive committee since 1999, president 2002-2005), American Institute Physics (board governors 1987-1994, executive committee 1992), Council of Scientific Society President (government public affairs committee 1987), Saturn Club (Buffalo).
Married Caroline Townsend Dowell, May 6, 1966. Children: Julia, Sarah, William, Stephen.