Orthopaedic Surgery




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Health Science Campus
Academic Assistance

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


Faculty and Staff


          Beata Lecka-Czernik, Ph.D.
          Head of laboratory 
          Research Director, Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research

          Ph.D. 1985, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
          M.Sc. 1980, University of Warsaw, Poland

          - molecular mechanisms of bone loss induced by anti-diabetic drugs
          - gene and stem cell therapies in bone fracture healing
          - molecular switches in osteoblast and adipocyte differentiation
          - role of bone marrow in energy metabolism 

                                        Phone: 419-383-4140
                                                                                Email: beata.leckaczernik@utoledo.edu

          Peter J. Czernik, Ph.D.
          Assistant Professor
          Director, Micro-computed Tomography Services
          Laboratory Manager

          Ph.D. 1991, University of Warsaw, Poland
          M.Sc. 1982, University of Warsaw, Poland 

           - bone healing process in a presence of implants and biomaterials
           - regulation of gene expression during bone cell differentiation
           - biomarkers of bone formation in human MSC
           - In silico modeling of gene regulation

                                        Phone: 419-383-4173
                                                                                Email: piotr.czernik@utoledo.edu
SR           Sima Rahman, Ph.D.

           Postdoctoral Fellow

           Ph.D. 2011, University of Toledo
           M.Sc. 2005, Bowling Green State University



                                        Phone: 419-383-4052
                                        Email: Sima.Rahman@utoledo.edu                                 

            Yalin Lu, RN
            Research Assistant

            RN 1982, Capital University of Medical Sciences, China


                                         Phone: 419-383-4052
                                         Email: Yalin.Lu@utoledo.edu

             Shilong Huang, M.D., M.Sc.
Former Postdoctoral Fellow

             M.D. 2006,  Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
             M.Sc. 2001, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

           - osteoclast differentiation in mouse model of hyperinsulinemia
           - the effect of anti-diabetic drugs on bone in animal models
           - bone healing proccess in mouse model of distraction osteogenesis


Last Updated: 7/27/17