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Karl H. Pfenninger

Karl H. Pfenninger, American cell biology and neuroscience educator. Recipient C.J. Herrick award American Association Anatomists, 1977; I.T. Hirschl Career Scientist award, 1977; Javits neuroscience investigator awards National Institutes of Health, 1984, 91.

Background

  • Pfenninger, Karl H. was born on December 17, 1944 in Stafa, Switzerland. Came to the United States, 1971, naturalized, 1993. Son of Hans Rudolf and Delie Maria (Zahn) Pfenninger.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Zurich, 1971.

    Career

    • Research instructor department anatomy Washington University, St. Louis, 1971-1973. Research associate section cell biology Yale University, New Haven, 1973-1976. Associate professor department anatomy and cell biology Columbia University, New York City, 1976-1981, professor, 1981-1986.

      Professor, chairman Department Cellular and Development Biology University Colorado School Medicine, Denver, 1986—2005. Professor pediatrics Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities Research Center, since 2005. Director interdeptmental program in cell and molecular biology Columbia University College Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, 1980-1985.

      Chairman Given biomedical Institute, Aspen, Colorado, 1992-1993.

    Works

    • Author: Essential Cell Biology, 1990, The Origins of Creativity, 2001. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Cell Biology, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Toxicology Forum (board directors 1995-1901), Association Anatomy, Cell Biology and Neurosci. Chairpersons (president 1998), Harvey Society, Society for Neurosci., International Brain Research Organization, International Society for Neurochemistry.

    Connections

    • Married Marie-France Maylié, July 12, 1974. Children: Jan Patrick, Alexandra Christina.
    • father: Hans Rudolf Pfenninger
    • mother: Delie Maria (Zahn) Pfenninger
    • spouse: Marie-France Maylié
    • children: Jan Patrick Pfenninger
    • Alexandra Christina Pfenninger
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    Born December 17, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1971
      University Zürich
    • 1971 - 1973
      Research instructor, department anatomy Washington University
    • 1973 - 1976
      research associate, section cell biology Yale University
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1976 - 1981
      associate, professor department anatomy and cell biology Columbia University
    • 1986 - 2005
      professor, Department Cellular and Development Biology University Colorado School Medicine
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1986 - 2005
      chairman, Department Cellular and Development Biology University Colorado School Medicine
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 2005
      professor, pediatrics Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities Research Center