Obituary: Miller, assistant prof. of genetics, 64

Raymond D. Miller, Ph.D., research assistant professor in genetics, died Dec. 13, 2008. He was 64.

Miller was employed at the medical school from 1982 until his retirement in April 2008. In 2005, he was a member of the International HapMap Consortium, which published a high-density haplotype map of the human genome, a sequel to the Human Genome Project and a significant step toward personalized medicine. His SNP Research Facility was one of six genotyping centers that participated in Phase I of the project.

“Ray was a very valued colleague in our department and a longtime member of the genetics community in many different aspects,” said Susan Dutcher, Ph.D., interim chair of the Department of Genetics. “Our seminar program will not be the same without him. He always asked important questions about genetics and about science in general. He will be greatly missed.”

Services were held Dec. 18 at Christ Church Cathedral. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Taillon-Miller; daughter Sara Miller; and sister Margaret Bath. Memorial contributions may be made to Tower Grove Park Foundation or to the Christ Church Cathedral.