The Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series was established in 1996 to honor the late Rudolf Clarenburg, Professor of Anatomy and Physiology. The Lecture Series brings nationally and internationally acclaimed scientists to Kansas State University to discuss their research interests with students and faculty throughout the University.
This Fall’s lecture series features
Mark A. Knepper,
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH
Bethesda, Maryland. His lectures will be:
"Aquaporins in Health and Disease" November 29, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
The seminar will be held in the Practice Management Center, Trotter Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Knepper received his Ph.D. in Biomedical
Engineering from Case Western University in 1975, and his M.D. in
1976. His research interests include proteomics, renal function,
epithelial function and biomedical engineering. He has published
over 325 journal articles and book chapters on these subjects.
Dr. Knepper’s laboratory uses a systems biology approach to discover the fundamental mechanisms involved in regulation of the transport of water, urea and ions by the kidney, and to discover how these regulatory processes are altered in various clinically important fluid and electrolyte disorders. A major current emphasis is on regulatory systems involved in controlling water excretion by the kidney including mechanisms of aquaporin-2 regulation and the role of urea transporters in the urinary concentrating mechanism. Studies are also being conducted on the molecular basis of disordered renal NaCl transport in hypertension and congestive heart failure.
For more information about Dr. Knepper, please visit his webpage at
We are grateful that Dr. Knepper will present The Dr. Rudolf Clarenburg Lectureship in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University.
Former Clarenburg Lecturers
|2006||Dr. Avril Somlyo|
|2004||Dr. Jim Riviere|
|2003||Dr. Jeanne M. Nerbonne|
|2002||Dr. Michael Welsh|
|2002||Dr. Gerald DiBona|
|2001||Dr. George A. Brooks|
|1999||Dr. Arthur "Buzz" Brown|
|1998||Dr. Clara Franzini-Armstrong|
|1998||Dr. Gordon Mitchell|
|1997||Dr. Kim Johnson|
|1997||Dr. Larry Sinoway|