Orthopaedic Surgery

Molecular and Cellular Bone Biology Laboratory

Orthopaedic Surgery


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Contact Us

Health Science Campus
Academic Assistance

attn: Christen Henning
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.

Beata Lecka-Czernik, Ph.D.
Head of laboratory 

Research Director, Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Research
Phone: 419.383.4140
Email: beata.leckaczernik@utoledo.edu

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 

Peter J. Czernik, Ph.D.

Peter J. Czernik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Micro-computed Tomography Services
Laboratory Manager
Email: piotr.czernik@utoledo.edu

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

Last Updated: 7/27/18