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The Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series


Dr. Rudy Clarenburg

The Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series was established in 1996 to honor 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 throughouts the University.


1999 - Dr. Arthur "Buzz" Brown

Thursday, November 18, 1999
Seminar Title: "Ion Channels in Hereditary and Acquired Heart Disease"

Friday, November 19, 1999
Seminar Title: "Protein Modulators of Voltage-Dependent K+ Channels"

Dr. Arthur Brown

Dr. Brown received his PhD degree in 1964 from the University of London, London, England. He went on to work as a Research Fellow with the Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Dr. Brown is now the Vice President for Research at The Rammelkamp Center for Education and Research, MetroHealth Medical Center and Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Brown is an internationally renowned authority on ion channel regulation in health and disease. His laboratory is remarkable for its ability to investigate problems in cardiovascular pharmacology from cell to bedside. Dr. Brown’s laboratory was one of the first to demonstrate direct G-protein modulation of ion channels, and suggest physiological significance for these rapid signaling pathways. Recently, his lab has been active in efforts to identify non-cardiac drugs that can induce life-threatening rhythm disturbances in human patients, and define the molecular bases of the cardiotoxicities.

Dr. Brown will deliver two public lectures at the College of Veterinary Medicine as part of the Clarenburg Lecture Series. The first entitled "Ion Channels in Hereditary and Acquired Heart Disease" will be given on Thursday, November 18th at 4PM and the second, entitled "Protein Modulators of Voltage-Dependent K+ Channels" will be given on Friday, November 19th at 4PM. Both lectures will be held at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Practice Management Center, 4th Floor, Trotter Hall.

To see an abbreviated version of Dr. Brown’s curriculum vitae, click here.

Former Clarenburg lecturers
Dr. Larry Sinoway
Dr. Kim Johnson
Dr. Gordon Mitchell
Dr. Clara Franzini-Armstrong