The Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series

Dr. Rudy Clarenburg
Dr. Rudy Clarenburg

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 Dr. Jeanne M. Nerbonne, Alumni Endowed Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. Her lectures will be:

“Molecular Physiology and Pathology of Cardiac Arrhythmias”
Monday, November 3, 2003, 4:00 p.m. – Big 12 Room - K-State Union

“Understanding Cardiac Repolarization, One Potassium Channel at a Time”
Tuesday, November 4, 2003, 9:30a.m. – Practice Management Center, 4th Floor, Trotter Hall.


Dr. Jeanne Nerbonne

Research in Dr. Nerbonne’s laboratory is focused primarily on delineating the mechanisms involved in the regulation and modulation of voltage gated ion channels in cardiac myocytes and cortical neurons. In myocytes, her interest is in the Ca++ independent depolarization activated K+ channels that determine the height and the duration of the cardiac action potential. In addition to examining the electrophysiological properties of these channels, she is exploring the molecular basis of the functional diversity of K+ channels found in cardiac cells and the molecular mechanisms controlling the regulation of functional K+ channel expression in the normal as well as the diseased heart. She is also exploring dominant negative strategies to effect the functional knockout of K+ channels in the mouse heart and examining the physiological and pathophysiological consequences of these manipulations.

For more information about Dr. Nerbonne, you can view her webpage at:


Former Clarenburg Lecturers

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

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