Dr. Ann McDonald
I received my bachelor-of-science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Marquette University in 1976. I worked for several years in the Clinical Immunology Laboratory at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex, participating in clinical research, but wanted to do more. So, I entered graduate school at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan and received my Ph.D. in Immunology/Microbiology in 1988. I did my postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Genetics at the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This was a wonderful experience, but my husband and I missed the Midwest, so I accepted a research position in the Department of Pathology, at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1993. While at the Medical College of Wisconsin, I was the Director of the Graduate Program in Pathology and the Clinical Laboratory Training Program at Froedtert Lutheran Memorial Hospital. I lectured medical and graduate students in immunopathology and served on the Admissions Committee for both the Graduate and Medical School Programs. I have coauthored more than 20 scientific papers and abstracts and have presented at both regional and national scientific meetings. I joined CUW in January, 2000 where my teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in microbiology, immunology, and graduate courses in pathophysiology and medical genetics. Currently, I am involved in two studies looking at the effectiveness of different activities in learning difficult concepts in basic science and serve as an editor for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. Since 1993, I’ve lived in Mequon with my husband, Michael, and our beloved Welsh corgis.