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April 19, 2002


LA CROSSE, Wis.—Viterbo University biology major Luke Peterson was chosen for an exclusive, summer internship with the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wis.

The Marshfield Clinic program only offers five undergraduate internships.  Peterson, a senior, was chosen to work with Dr. Jay L. E. Ellingson in the Food Safety Lab from June 1 through Aug. 19. Their work will center on developing a genetic diagnostic tool for the detection of mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Dr. Ellingson is a Viterbo biology alumnus from 1987.

Peterson, from Ogden, Utah, is the son of Richard Peterson and Nikki Luther.

Viterbo University is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts university located in La Crosse, Wis. Viterbo was founded more than a century ago by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

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