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:
Colin G. Nichols,
Washington University School of Medicine
Dr. Nichols will present two lectures:
October 27, 2008 at 3:30 p.m.
“The Molecular Basis of Potassium ATP Channel Activity”
October 28, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
“Electrical Signaling: from Molecules to Malaise”
Both seminars will be held in the Practice Management Center – Trotter Hall
Colin G. Nichols,
Ph.D., is the Carl Cori Professor in the Department of Cell
Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of
Medicine. He received a BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology,
and a Ph.D. in Physiology, from Leeds University in England.
He then completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the
Department of Physiology at the University of Maryland and
joined the Washington University School of Medicine faculty
Dr. Nichols’ research focuses on the biology of ion channels, and their role in linking cellular metabolism to electrical activity in various tissues. His major discoveries have included the molecular mechanism of inward rectification, and the electrical basis of neonatal diabetes. Supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association, he was also an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association, and an inaugural honoree as a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He has served on the editorial boards of Biophysical Journal, Circulation Research, Journal of General Physiology and Channels. He has also served as Chair of the Membrane Biophysics Sub-Group of the Biophysical Society, and as President of the Society of General Physiologists.
For more information about Dr. Nichols please visit his webpage at http://www.nicholslab.wustl.edu/
We are grateful that Dr. Nichols will present The Dr. Rudolf Clarenburg Lectureship in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. We hope that you will attend his lectures.
Former Clarenburg Lecturers
|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|