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Mayo Clinic Neurologist to Present Mary Murphy Lecture

MARCH 5, 2014: Dr. Anthony Windebank will present the Mary Murphy, BVM, Endowed Lecture in Biology on Tuesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University campus.

Windebank will speak on "Repair and Regeneration of the Nervous System." The event is free and open to the public.

Windebank is a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic who specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system and spinal cord. Since 1980 he has been involved in the design or conduct of more than 50 clinical trials and studies.

His lab research includes repair and regeneration after peripheral nerve or spinal cord injury, treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the mechanism of neuronal cell death caused by chemotherapeutic agents.

Windebank received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemistry and M.D. degree from Oxford University in England followed by post-doctoral training at Oxford University, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis. Windebank served as the dean of Mayo Graduate School from 1992 to 1998 and the dean of Mayo Medical School from 1998 until 2005. Since 2005 he has been involved in the development and leadership of the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at Mayo Clinic.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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