Orthopaedic Surgery

Molecular and Cellular Bone Biology Laboratory

Orthopaedic Surgery


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attn: Tracy Jahns
MS #1094
Room 2448 Dowling Hall 
1125 Hospital Drive
Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419.383.6236
Fax: 419.383.3526


Current News

Sima Rahman gave an oral presentation at the 31st Annual 2009 Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Denver, Colorado, and at the Ohio Physiological Society 2009 Meeting. The title of Sima's presentation was "Beta-Catenin Sequesters PPARγ2 Pro-Adipocytic Activity." by S. Rahman, P. Czernik, B. Lecka-Czernik.

Dr. Shilong Huang, presented a poster, selected for the Welcome Reception and the Plenary Poster Session at the 31st ASBMR 2009 meeting in Denver, Colorado, entitled "Estrogen deficiency augments TZD-induced bone loss and fat accumulation in bone in vivo" by S. Huang, S. Farhan, L.J. Suva, B. Lecka-Czernik.

Sima Rahman won 1st place at the 2010 Graduate Research Forum poster presentation. She competed with 44 other poster presenters and was selected as 1 of 6 finalists. The frist prize includes $500.00 and an award certificate

Amrei Krings, an international student from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, Germany, has received a stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supporting her research in Dr. Lecka-Czernik’s laboratory. Amrei is finishing her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and the results of her study will constitute a vital portion of her B.S thesis.  In summer 2009 Amrei completed her internship in this lab, also organized and supported by the DAAD, and she has been an active member of the group since then.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Beata Lecka-Czernik, PhD, in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus. This laboratory studies the role of marrow fat in the regulation of systemic energy metabolism and bone homeostasis. Research topics include the study of regulatory mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cell development toward adipocytes and osteoblasts, glucose, fatty acid and insulin metabolism in bone, effects of anti-diabetic therapies on bone, and animal models of fracture healing in diabetes. The laboratory is an internal part of and is physically located in a newly renovated suite for the Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research (CeDER). The CeDER comprises of five closely collaborating primary investigators with the interest in the role of skeletal, gastrointestinal, central nervous system, and endocrine systems in the pathology of diabetes. Excellent possibilities for collaboration with the Department of Bioengineering. Candidates must have a background in signaling, cell biology, molecular biology, and animal research.


UTHSC, Deptartment of Orthopaedic Surgery
Block Jr. Health Science Bldg, Rm.248
3000 Arlington Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43614
E-mail: beata.leckaczernik@utoledo.edu


Last Updated: 7/27/17