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The June 2016 issue of The Scientist magazine included an article on utilizing bird brains to research neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Michelle Ciucci, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, investigates speech and swallowing defects in Parkinson’s patients. Her work was referenced in the article.

“Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research” appeared in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System