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March 29, 2000

MINI-SYMPOSIUM BRINGS THREE GUEST SPEAKERS TO VITERBO

LA CROSSE, Wis.—Trumpeter Swans and the New Wisconsin Raptor Program, Alzheimer’s Disease and mRNA of the Amyloid Precursor Protein, and molecular mechanisms will be discussed tomorrow (Thursday) at a Viterbo mini-symposium.

The event, sponsored by the Viterbo Biology and Chemistry Club, will run from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Brophy Nursing Center, room 122.

Patricia Manthey will speak about Trumpeter Swans and the New Wisconsin Raptor Program.  She is an Avian Ecologist and is also on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Bureau of Endangered Resources.

Dr. Cara Westmark will speak on Alzheimer’s Disease and mRNA of the Amyloid Precursor Protein.  She is a UW-Medical student and a member of the UW-Institute on Aging.

Dr. Gail Robertson will speak on the molecular mechanisms of ion channel function.  She is from the University of Wisconsin Department of Physiology.

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