Neel, James V. (James Van Gundia)

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Neel, James V. (James Van Gundia)

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James V. Neel, born March 22, 1915 in Hamilton, Ohio, was one of world's premier geneticists. He has contributed to the field of human genetics as a scientist, physician, professor, consultant and administrator. He received his Ph.D. as well as M.D. from the University of Rochester in New York. He completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. Neel has been affiliated with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for nearly fifty years. Beginning in 1985, he served as the Lee R. Dice Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics and Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He served on the committees of a number of national and international institutes, governmental agencies and organizations. He died on February 1 2000 in Ann Arbor.


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