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biochemistry educator

Klaus Eduard Kuettner, German, American biochemistry educator. Recipient Carol Nachman prize, 1987; Chemical Industries Basel fellow, Basel, Switzerland, 1961-1962, Atomic Energy Commission fellow, 1962-1964.


Kuettner, Klaus Eduard was born on June 25, 1933 in Bunzlau, Germany. Arrived in United States, 1962, naturalized, 1969. Son of Gerhard Paul and Elfriede (Oelze) Kuttner.


Bachelor of Science, Minden, Federal Republic Germany, 1956. Master of Science, University Freiburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Berne, Switzerland, 1961.


Research associate Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, 1964—1966. Instructor biological chemistry University Illinois College Medicine, Chicago, 1964—1965. Assistant professor department biochemistry Rush Medical College, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 1971—1972, associate professor department orthopedic surgery and biochemistry, 1972—1977, professor biochemistry and orthopedics, since 1980, chairman department biochemistry, 1980, associate dean basic science and research, since 1994.

Senior scientist department orthopedic surgery Rush Medical College, since 1979. Professor Cook County Graduate School Medicine, 1977—1982. Co-director Rush Arthritis and Orthopedic Institute, Chicago, since 1991.

Head World Health Organization, since 1991. Collaborater Center Field Osteoarthitis (Rheumatology), since 1991. Chairman chemistry, physiology and structure of bones and teeth Gordon Research Conference, 1978.

Editorial advisory board member Joun. Orthopedic Research, 1981—1986. Organizer, chairman International Workshop Conference Articular Cartilage Biochemistry, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1985.

Board directors World Health Organization Center Rheumapathologie, Mainz, Germany, since 1986. Chairman Proteoglycan Gordon Research Conference, 1984. Co-chairman fellowship subcommittee National Arthritis Foundation, 1981—1982.

Organizer, chairman International Workshop Conference on Articular Cartilage & Osteoarthritis, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1991. Organizer, co-chairman National Institutes of Health-American Academy Orthopaedics Surgeon Workshop, Osteoarthritic Disorders, Monterey, California, 1994.


Member of Orthopedic Research Society International Association Dental Research, American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons (advisory committee research member, Kappa Delta award 1978), American Chemical Society, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Biological Chemists, Kappa Delta.


Gerhard Paul Kuttner

Elfriede (Oelze) Kuttner