Born to Paul Emory and Elizabeth Ann (Burnett) Bishop in Portland, OR.
Earns a Bachelor of Science from Washington State University and joins the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Panama, remaining until 1966.
Is a technician at the University of Washington School of Medicine until 1967.
Marries Lola Germania Montesdeoca.
Achieves a Master of Science from Oregon State University.
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy from Oregon State University and is a research associate at the institution until 1975.
Serves the University of Wisconsin as a research associate until 1977.
Is a microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service at North Carolina State University until 1985.
Is a grantee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and again in 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996.
Receives the Scientist of Year Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Works with the Agricultural Research Service at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England until 1985.
Is a research microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture until retiring in 2007.
Continues to hold membership with the American Society of Microbiology and Phi Kappa Phi.