Office: (269) 387-5634
Lab: (269) 387-2067
Office: 3929 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410
Lab: 4044 Haenicke Hall
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410 USA
Dr. Bejcek's research is in the area of cancer biology, primarily on the processes by which cancers are initiated, maintained and progress. His studies involve extensive use of cellular and molecular techniques to investigate the involvement of a variety of signaling molecules inside the cells and genes in tumor formation and control of cell growth.
His current research includes the role of the Platelet Derived Growth Factor Receptor in cancer and the function and regulation of secondary signaling molecules asociate with the recptor. Investigation of the roles of transcription factors in PDGFR transformed cells by using siRNA technique.
Techniques used in his research include gene reporter assay, eukaryotic cell transfection, tissue culture, general molecular techniques, molecular cloning, Western blot, Southern blot, Northern blot, PCR, RT-PCR, RNA interference, and kinase assays.
Students in Dr. Bejcek's laboratory
Students graduated from Dr. Bejcek's laboratory