Dr. Seth Nadutey Assimeh
Beechwood Cemetery, Vaughan
Dr. Seth Nadutey Assimeh was born in Accra, Ghana on February 2, 1946. He came to Canada in 1967, having won a CIDA Scholarship to study at the University of Toronto, where he completed a Bachelor of Science followed by a Doctorate in Biochemistry in 1971 and 1975 respectively. From 1975 to 1977 he held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the World Health Organization Reference Laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland; in 1979 he was Visiting Scientist at the Department of Immunology at the University of Liverpool Medical School; he lectured in Chemical Pathology at Ghana Medical School in 1978 and 1980-81; from 1982 to 1984 Dr. Assimeh was Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research in Lagos; and, from 1984 to 1986 he was Senior Lecturer in Chemical Pathology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. He returned to Toronto in September, 1986 and, until August, 1988, worked as a Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Professor Robert Painter at the University of Toronto. Dr. Assimeh died at the age of 42 on December 24, 1988.