Awards & Winners

J. Edwin Seegmiller

Date of Birth 22-June-1920
Place of Birth St. George
(United States of America, Utah, Washington County, Mojave Desert)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Dr. J. Edwin Seegmiller, Jarvis Edwin Seegmiller, Jay Seegmiller
Profession Physician, Chemist
J Edwin Seegmiller, or Jay Seegmiller, was an American physician and biochemical geneticist best known for his role in discovering the biochemical basis of the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. He was a rheumatologist and a pioneer in research on arthritic diseases and on aging.

Awards by J. Edwin Seegmiller

Check all the awards nominated and won by J. Edwin Seegmiller.


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For his elucidation of a number of inborn errors of metabolism and, in particular, for his discovery of an enzyme defect (phosphoribosyltransferase deficiency) in a neurological disease characterized by mental retardation, behavioural disturbances and over-production of uric acid.)