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Glenn Olsen grew up in northern Illinois, received a DVM from the University of Illinois and a PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1983. He was an assistant professor at Louisiana State University and joined the USGS at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in 1996, serving before that in the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Refuge Management, and the National Biological Survey. Glenn’s research focuses on whooping crane diseases, medicine and release techniques for captive reared birds, and on seabird satellite telemetry studies where I work with Dr. Alicia Berlin. Patuxent has a captive colony of 200 cranes and 150 seabirds at the present time. 

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