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.
Dr. Rudolf Clarenburg joined the Department of Anatomy and Physiology in October, 1966. He received his Doctor of Sciences in 1965 from Netherlands State University, Utrecht, Holland. Dr. Clarenburg was a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Physiology, University of California, Berkeley from 1959 to 1966. At K-State he taught courses in physiological chemistry, intermediary metabolism and veterinary physiology. In 1983 Dr. Clarenburg received the Norden Distinguished Teacher award “for distinguished teaching in the field of veterinary medicine.”
The Dr. Rudolf Clarenburg Lectureship is made
possible by the generous support received from Mrs. Margalith
Clarenburg and her family. Mrs. Clarenburg passed away on April 10,
2002, following a long battle with cancer. She is deeply missed by
her family and friends, but her legacy and support for the
Clarenburg Lecture Series will continue for many years to come.
The current lecture series features:
Dr. James Eberwine, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Eberwine will present a lecture:
December 9, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
“Emergent Properties of Single Cells: Dynamical Systems Analysis”
The seminar will be held in the Mara Conference Center, Trotter Hall, College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Eberwine is the Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania where he also serves as Co-Director of the PENN Genome Frontiers Institute. Dr. Eberwine coined the phrase “expression profile” to describe the relative abundances of RNAs. Further he and his colleagues were the first to identify the large complexity of RNAs that are targeted to neuronal dendrites; directly demonstrate protein synthesis in dendrites; prove that membrane proteins could be synthesized in dendrites and inserted into the membrane to form functional receptors; identify the largest verified lists of in vivo RNA cargoes for specific RNA binding proteins; to demonstrate the capacity for and functional requirement for dendritic splicing of RNAs and to show that RNA expression profiles could be transferred between cells carrying their phenotypic memory with them. These research accomplishments were possible because of technology developed by Dr. Eberwine including: single cell PCR, the aRNA procedure, the phototransfection methodology, the PAIR procedure and the functional genomics TIPeR methodology as well as other single cell analysis technologies. Dr. Eberwine is an inventor on over sixty patents and has founded three biotech companies while serving on the Scientific Advisory Board for three additional companies. Dr. Eberwine has served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for NIDA and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the EP Abraham Trust Fund of Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University.
Dr. Eberwine originated and directed the Cold Spring Harbor Summer Course formerly entitled “Cloning of Neural Genes” and now called “Advanced Techniques in Neuroscience”. Dr. Eberwine has directed or taught in this course 19 times over its’ 24year history. In 2012, he developed and Co-Directed the first Cold Spring Harbor Course on “Single Cell Techniques”. Dr. Eberwine has taught molecular biology in courses around the World including in Mexico, Germany, England and Brazil.
Dr. Eberwine has given many named lectureships and received various awards for his scientific accomplishments including a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, a MERIT award from NIH, the NIH Pioneer Award, an Ellison Foundation Senior Scholar Award and the McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award.
Former Clarenburg Lecturers
|2012||Dr. Charles O. Elson|
|2011||Dr. Scott T. Brady|
|2010||Dr. Jochen Schacht|
|2009||Dr. Casey T. Weaver|
|2008||Dr. Colin G. Nichols|
|2008||Dr. Robert J. Genco|
|2007||Dr. Peter Agre|
|2007||Dr. William B. Guggino|
|2006||Dr. Mark A. Knepper|
|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|