Born in Ungvár, Hungary (1940). Graduated from the State University in Uzhgorod (Ungvár) on Faculty of Biology in 1962. Graduate studies were made in the Institute of Molecular Biology of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In 1968 got PhD degree on Molecular Biology. in the Institute of Biochemistry in Moscow. In 1969-1990 years, first - Research Associate, then Head of lab in the Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry of Microorganisms of the Academy of Sciences in Pushchino. In 1991-1995 - Head of lab of molecular virology in the Research Center on Biotechnology in Gödöllő, Hungary. In 1995- 2010, Professor of Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics at Loma Linda University, California, USA.