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Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Kenneth A. Beck, Ph.D.

Kenneth A. Beck, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
3416 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus
(530) 752-8445
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Recent/Current
Research Funding

National Institutes of Health

Graduate Group Affiliations

Biochemistry, Molecular,
Cellular and
Developmental Biology

Research Interests

Dr. Beck’s laboratory studies the function of a novel, Golgi-localized form of the spectrin-based membrane cytoskeleton. He is investigating possible roles for the Golgi membrane skeleton, including:

  1. Maintenance of Golgi structural organization
  2. Regulation of vesicular trafficking from the Golgi complex
  3. Facilitating spindle-dependent vesicular movements during cytokinesis

 

Representative Publications

2005  Beck, K. A. Spectrins and the Golgi. Biochim Biophys Acta 1744, 374-382.

2004  Fan, J., and K.A. Beck. A role for the spectrin super family member Syne-1 and Kinesin II in cytokinesis. J. Cell Science 117, 619-629.

2004  Gough, L.L., and K.A. Beck. The spectrin family member Syne-1 facilitates retrograde transport from Golgi to ER. Biochim Biophys Acta 1693, 29-36.

 

Recent/Current Teaching

CDB 200/MCB 200A, Current techniques in Cell Biology (Course Director)

CHA 402, Cell and Tissue Biology (Course Director)