Born to William McCune Shoemaker and Clementine Shoemaker in Boston, MA.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts in zoology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Obtains a Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry and metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Serves as associate section chief of the National Institute of Mental Health until 1976.
Is a senior scientist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA until 1984.
Is a professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center until 2018.
Is a member of the leadership group with the Unitarian Society of Hartford.
Attains professor emeritus status from the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Continues to work as a consultant to research programs at numerous institutions.
Continues to enjoy bicycling and cribbage.
Is currently working on a book about “the origin of evil and the social brain network,” dealing with the brain lesion in psychopaths.