1962-1966. University of Vermont – B.A. degree.
1966-1967. Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Completed one year.
1967-1970. Yale University, Dept. of Pharmacology – Ph.D. degree. Mentor – Dr. David G. Johns.
Thesis: Pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines As Substrates and Inhibitors of Xanthine Oxidase and Aldehyde Oxidase (molecular mechanism of allopurinol).
*Note: full Ph.D. program was completed within 36 months.
1970-1972. University of Michigan, Dept. of Biological Chemistry – Postdoctoral Fellow. Mentor – Dr. Vincent Massey
Field of interest: Flavoprotein Hydroxylase (first demonstration of an oxygenated-flavin catalytic intermediate).
II. Professional Positions
Senior Research Biochemist, Principal Scientist, Associate Division Director
1972-1995. Wellcome Research Laboratories (Burroughs Wellcome)
International Vice President Cancer Research
1995-1997. GlaxoWellcome (now GSK)
Chief Scientific Officer
2009-2013. Adherex Technologies, Inc. (now Fennec Pharma)
1997-present. Spector Consulting Services
II. Adjunct Position
Adjunct Professor Department of Pharmacology
1976–2001. University of North Carolina
III. Professional Societies
1976. American Society of Biological Chemistry and Microbiology.
1977. American Chemical Society.
1988. American Society Microbiology.
1993. American Association for Cancer Research.
2003. American Medical Writers Association.
2010. American Society of Clinical Oncology.
1989. A one-week intensive Leadership Development Course presented by The Center For Creative Leadership.
1992. Burroughs Wellcome Management Institute at The Kenan-Flagler Business School of The University of North Carolina (four days residency per month for six months).
1993. LeaderLab Course. A six-month course with two one-week intensive sessions plus weekly follow-ups. Presented by The Center For Creative Leadership.
1995. Managing Global Networks. A three-day course for International Project Leaders.
2004. The Legacy Center: Basic and Advanced Leadership Courses
2006. The Legacy Center: Masters Leadership Course