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Dr. J. Edwin Seegmiller, 85, Pioneer in Human Genetics

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Jarvis Edwin Seegmiller

Founding faculty member of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Dr. Jarvis Edwin Seegmiller has passed away from a respiratory illness at the age of 85. A talented investigator, Dr. Seegmiller was one of the most prominent researchers in the country in the field of intermediary metabolism, focusing particularly on purine metabolism. Dr. Seegmiller specialized in the field of human biochemical genetics and was an advocate for research and education to promote healthy aging. He was especially interested in the mechanisms that …

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