Kenneth A. Beck, Ph.D.

Lecturer Emeritus
3416 Tupper Hall
Davis Campus

Current Research

  • Anatomy Education

Past Research

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

See: An updated list of current publications on PubMed »

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

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

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

  • CHA 402 Med. Cell and Tissue Biology (Instructor of record)
  • CHA 400 Med. Developmental, Gross and Radiographic Anatomy
  • CHA 202 Microscopic Anatomy for Researchers
  • MDS 400 Medical Pre-Matriculation Program