Kenneth A. Beck, Ph.D.
3416 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus

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

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.

  • CDB 200/MCB 200A, Current techniques in Cell Biology (Course Director)
  • CHA 402, Cell and Tissue Biology (Course Director)

Recent/Current Research Funding

  • National Institutes of Health