Donald Ray Carrigan

Profile Updated: August 3, 2017
Residing In: New Berlin, WI USA
Occupation: Biomedical research scientist/virologist
Children: one step-daughter Christina
Yes! Attending Reunion

I received my Bachelor's degree in Biology from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California in 1974. From there I earned my PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of California, San Francisco in 1979. I stayed on at UCSF for another two years for a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology. Then, I became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. In 1987 I had grown really tired of the East Coast and accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. There, I became the Director of newly formed programs in Heart Transplantation, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Liver Transplantation and Lung Transplantation. Along the way, I got married and divorced and gained a beautiful and artistically gifted step-daughter Chrissy.

School Story:

I remember getting into trouble with the "authorities" for letting my hair grow so long that it touched the collar of my shirts in about 1969. As soon as I reached college in California my hair continued to grow in a stubborn sort of way until it covered my collar. My pony-tail is now older than most of the people that I work with (although it is now mostly gray instead of brown). My moustache is just as old but not quite so gray. Funny how the world changes with the passage of time.