Associate Provost for Assessment and Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (269) 387-2380
Seibert Administration Building, Mail Stop 5204
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5204 USA
Professor Reinhold's research involves two basic areas in the field of cancer research. One project deals with investigating the biochemical mechanisms of tumor formation. The laboratory examines normal human fibroblasts and human fibrosarcoma cells (tumor cells of fibroblastic origin) and looks at various biochemical pathways to determine the differences that exist between these two types of cells. The second project studies the potential role of certain metals (cadmium, chromium, and nickel) in the transformation of human cells to tumor cells. Specifically, he is trying to determine if these metals affect the mutagenic rate of known carcinogens such as benzo [a] pyrene diol-epoxide (BPCE). These projects are currently funded by grants form the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Pardee Foundation.