Born in Belfast, Ireland.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in physiology and chemistry from the University of London.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy in physiology from the University of Sheffield.
Immigrates to the United States.
Is a research fellow at Harvard University through 1966.
Teaches as an assistant professor of physiology at the University of California Los Angeles until 1970.
Teaches as an associate professor of physiology at the University of California Los Angeles until 1974.
Teaches as a professor of physiology at the University of California Los Angeles and presently maintains this role.
Earns a Doctor of Science in physiology from the University of London.
Serves as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
Is a neuroscience investigator for Senator Jacob K. Javits.
Is named a Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lecturer by the American Physiology Society.
Receives the Janssen Gastroenterology Award from the Janssen/American Physiology Society.
Becomes a fellow of the Ropul Society in the UK.
Becomes a fellow of the of the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).
Receives the Homer W. Smith Award from the American Society of Nephrology.
Is a fellow of the National Academy of Science.
Serves on the external advisory board within the Center for Structure of Membrane Proteins, UCS.