BS Chemistry, Caltech
Ph.D. Genetics, Stanford University
Joined faculty Univ. Florida College of Medicine 1974 and been here ever since.
Current position, Professor and Associate Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Married Sandy McIntire of Newport Beach, CA, in 1970. Two daughters, Sara and Martha (deceased). One grandson, 8 years.
I teach graduate, medical and veterinary students, plus coordinate a large 1200 student per year undergraduate class.
I have carried out research in animal virology, mitochondrial DNA metabolism and inheritance, biochemical studies of various enzymes, and most recently, investigated therapies for genetic diseases, including phenylketonuria (PKU). We currently are participating in a FDA-approved Phase II trial of an experimental therapy for PKU.
I plan to retire in mid 2013, although I likely will continue as a consultant on the PKU research.
Hobbies: birdwatching, fishing, building things, environmental activities. Have served on the board of the Alachua Audubon Society and been active in Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club.
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