I attended the U of A and graduated with a B.S. degree in Plant Pathology in 1965. I next attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a M.S. degree in Medical Microbiology in 1966. Then on to the University of California at Irvine where I graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1969. My Postdoctoral studies were done at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA, from 1969 thru 1973. From 1973 thru 1977 I was a Scripps Research Institute Assistant Faculty Member. I married Linda Anne Mastio on February 5, 1977, and we have now been married for a little over 33 years. We have no children. In 1977 I was hired as an Associate Professor in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, where I pursued the usual academic career activities of teaching, writing grants, writing scientific publications, training grad students and postdocs, etc. Then in 1984 a drastic change. In the summer of 1984 I left a tenured Medical School faculty position and joined a startup Biotech company in San Diego. To make a long story short, this startup company did not make it. So, in 1992, my wife and I started our own company which we sold in 2005 and retired. I have a wide variety of interests and hobbies which include, gardening, reading, stamp collecting, regularly working out in the gym, volunteering for a number of different non-profit organizations, and traveling. My wife and I have traveled all over the world including eight trips to Africa, photo safaris to Eastern and Southern Africa, several trips to China and India, plus trips to Europe, the UK, Central and South America, Mexico and Canada. I have been very fortunate to have led a very active, healthy, and interesting life. (2010)
Not too much has changed since the last bio-info was collected other than the fact that we've kept traveling and added a few more countries to our list. We're still well and living in Del Mar, CA.
(Last Updated: 2014)
Bill and Linda