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Jon Runyeon

Jon RunyeonWe can relate when he talks about his first river trip, ("I knew within the first three miles that I wanted to be a guide"). We can laugh when he tells about his stint as a salesman in a children's store, ("Ask me anything about diaper receptacles, pacifiers, or rattles"). And we applaud when he speaks about his plans for the future, ("I want to combine my biology and engineering degrees to restore lands and waterways that have been abused"). But we can only scratch our heads when he describes his graduate work at the University of Oregon's Neuroscience Department, ("It's just basic computer modeling of synaptic transmission involving calcium diffusion through a three dimensional volume...").

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