Curriculum Vitae

Ira Pilgrim

Born: February 10, 1925, New York, N.Y.


Bronx High School of Science(Class of '42)

A.B. 1950, Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

M.A. 1953, Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D.1956, Zoology, University of California, Berkeley

Positions Held:

1943-45 U.S. Army Medical Department

1956-61 University of Buffalo School of Medicine. Instructor, Assistant Professor of Anatomy.

1961-72 University of Utah College of Medicine, Assistant and Associate Research Prof. of Surgery.

1968-72 Recipient of Research Career Development Award from the National Cancer Institute.

1961-72 Director, The Germfree Laboratory.

1976-77 University of Ibadan Faculty of Medicine, Ibadan, Nigeria. Reader in Anatomy and Acting Head.

1989- present Columnist, Mendocino County Observer

Professional Societies:

American Association for Cancer Research (Emeritus member)

Selected Publications

Pilgrim, H.I. and DeOme, K.B. 1955 Intraperitoneal pentobarbital anesthesia in mice.. Exper. Med. Surg. 13:401-403.

Potter, M.; Fahey, J.L. and Pilgrim, H.I. 1957 Abnormal serum protein and bone destruction in transmissible mouse plasma cell neoplasm. Proc. Soc. Exper. Biol. Med. 94:327-333.

Pilgrim, H.I. 1960 Studies of postcastrational adrenal cortical changes in parabiotic C3H female mice. Cancer Res. 20:1555-1560

Pilgrim, H.I. 1961 Studies on the genesis of plasma cell tumors in C3H mice. Proc. Internat. Conf. on the Morphological Precursors of Cancer, L. Severi Ed., Perugia, Italy.

Pilgrim, H.I. and Thompson, D.B. 1963 An inexpensive autoclavable germfree mouse isolator. Lab. Animal Care 13:602-608.

Pilgrim, H.I. and Dowd, J.E. 1963 Correcting for extraneous death in the evaluation of morbidity or mortality from tumor.Cancer Res. 23:45-48.

Pilgrim, H.I. 1963 A technique for sampling bone marrow from the living mouse. Blood 21: 241-242.

Pilgrim, H.I. 1965 The relationship of chronic ulceration of the ileocecal junction to the development of reticuloendothelial tumors in C3H mice. Cancer Res. 25:53-65.

Pilgrim, H.I. 1965 Chronic cecal ulceration and reticuloendothelial tumors. In Carcinoma of the Elementary Tract. W.J. Burdette Ed. Univ. of Utah Press.

Pilgrim, H.I. and Labrecque, A.D. 1967 The incidence of mammary tumors in germfree C3H mice. Cancer Res. 27:584-586.

Boggs, D.R.; Chervenick, P.A.; Wintrobe, M.M.; March, J.C.; Pilgrim, H.I.; Cartwright, G.E. 1967 Granulocytopoiesis in germfree mice. Proc. Soc. Exper. Biol. Med. 125:325-330.

Pilgrim, H.I.; Parks, R.C; Law, L. 1969 Leukemia in germfree AKR/Lw,Pi mice. In Germfree Biology, Experimental and Clinical Aspects. E.A. Mirand and N. Back, Ed. Plenum Press, New York, pp.125-134.

Pilgrim, H.I. 1969 The kinetics of the organ-specific metastasis of a transplantable reticuloendothelial tumor. Cancer Res. 29:1200-1205.

Pilgrim, H.I. 1971 The metastatic behavior of a spleen-tropic reticulum cell sarcoma in splenectomized mice.The metastatic behavior of a spleen-tropic reticulum cell sarcoma in spleenectomized mice. Proc. Soc. Exper. Biol. Med. 138:178-181.

Pilgrim, H.I. 1973 The relationship of the metastatic behavior of tumors of reticular tissues to the migration patterns of their normal cells of origin. J. Nat. Cancer. Inst. 49:3-6.

Pilgrim, I. 1984 The too-good-to-be-true paradox and Gregor Mendel. J. Hered. 75:501-502.

Pilgrim, I. 1986 A solution to the too-good-to-be-true paradox and Gregor Mendel. J. Hered. 77:218-220.


Pilgrim, I. 1974 The Topic of Cancer. Thomas Y. Crowell Co. New York. Translations published in Dutch and Chinese.

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