Dr. Sidwell is born in Huntington Park, California to Robert Glen and Eva Amalie Sidwell.
Dr. Sidwell marries Rhea Julander.
Dr. Sidwell receives a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Sidwell is appointed Head of Serology, Rickettsiology and Virus Research at the Epizoology Laboratory of the University of Utah.
Dr. Sidwell receives a Master of Science from The University of Utah.
Dr. Sidwell receives a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Utah.
Dr. Sidwell is appointed Head of the Virus Division at the Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dr. Sidwell becomes a member of faculty at the University of Alabama Medical School.
Dr. Sidwell is appointed Head of the Department of Virology at the ICN Nucleic Acid Research Institute in Irvine, California.
Dr. Sidwell leads a team in the discovery of Virazole (ribavirin), a broad-spectrum antiviral drug.
Dr. Sidwell serves on the Editorial Board of “Chemotherapy.”
Dr. Sidwell is appointed Director of the ICN Nucleic Acid Research Institute.
Dr. Sidwell becomes a Professor of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science at Utah State University.
Dr. Sidwell serves on the Editorial Board of “Antiviral Research.”
Dr. Sidwell receives the E. Wynne Thorne Research Award from Utah State University.
Dr. Sidwell receives the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology from the State of Utah.
Dr. Sidwell is named College of Agriculture Professor of the Year.
Dr. Sidwell is appointed Director of the Institute of Antiviral Research at the Utah State University.
Dr. Sidwell directs a research team working with Gilead Sciences in the discovery of Tamiflu (oseltamivir), a drug for treating influenza.
Dr. Sidwell retires from Utah State University and begins consulting on drugs that treat virus diseases.