Laurence H. Beck Jr, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine

MD, Harvard Medical School
PhD, Harvard University

Laurence H. Beck, Jr., MD, PhD, completed his Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at Boston Medical Center. He joined the Renal Section in 2006, and continues to conduct basic science research in the laboratory of Dr. David Salant on the pathogenesis of membranous nephropathy. His clinical roles include a weekly clinic and attending time on the consult and dialysis/transplant services. He also has expertise in immune-mediated glomerular disease.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

2019 American Society of Nephrology: Distinguished Researcher Award

10/17/2019 - 10/16/2022 (PI)
Pfizer, Inc

Redefining Membranous Nephropathy by Autoantibody-specific Subclassification
01/22/2013 - 12/31/2018 (PI)

Redifining Membranous Nephropathy by Autoantibody-specific Subclassification
01/22/2013 - 12/31/2018 (PI)

Investigation of Anti-PLA2R-Associated Membranous Nephropathy at the Molecular Level
09/01/2011 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
The Halpin Foundation

Detection of anti-phospholipase A2 receptor autoantibodies in idiopathic membranous nephropathy
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
Amer Soc Nephrology

Identification of the endogenous antigen and development of an ELISA for the detection of autoantibo
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2013 (PI)

Identification of the Endogenous Antigen and Development of an ELISA for the Detection of Autoantibo
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009 (PI)
The Halpin Foundation


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  1. Haddad G, Lorenzen JM, Ma H, de Haan N, Seeger H, Zaghrini C, Brandt S, Kölling M, Wegmann U, Kiss B, Pál G, Gál P, Wüthrich RP, Wuhrer M, Beck LH, Salant DJ, Lambeau G, Kistler AD. Altered glycosylation of IgG4 promotes lectin complement pathway activation in anti-PLA2R1-associated membranous nephropathy. J Clin Invest. 2021 Mar 01; 131(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33351779
  2. Hogan JJ, Zee J, Beck LH. Towards optimizing use of PLA2R antibody testing in membranous nephropathy. J Nephrol. 2021 Jan 27. PMID: 33502725
  3. Alsharhan L, Beck LH. Membranous Nephropathy: Core Curriculum 2021. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 03; 77(3):440-453. PMID: 33487481
  4. Hayashi N, Beck LH. Moore's law for membranous nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2020 11; 98(5):1081-1084. PMID: 33126969
  5. Gallan AJ, Garg A, Collins AB, Beck LH, Trivin-Avillach C, Henriksen KJ, Chang A. Anti-LRP2 Nephropathy. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Dec; 5(12):2365-2370. PMID: 33305133
  6. Xie J, Liu L, Mladkova N, Li Y, Ren H, Wang W, Cui Z, Lin L, Hu X, Yu X, Xu J, Liu G, Caliskan Y, Sidore C, Balderes O, Rosen RJ, Bodria M, Zanoni F, Zhang JY, Krithivasan P, Mehl K, Marasa M, Khan A, Ozay F, Canetta PA, Bomback AS, Appel GB, Sanna-Cherchi S, Sampson MG, Mariani LH, Perkowska-Ptasinska A, Durlik M, Mucha K, Moszczuk B, Foroncewicz B, Paczek L, Habura I, Ars E, Ballarin J, Mani LY, Vogt B, Ozturk S, Yildiz A, Seyahi N, Arikan H, Koc M, Basturk T, Karahan G, Akgul SU, Sever MS, Zhang D, Santoro D, Bonomini M, Londrino F, Gesualdo L, Reiterova J, Tesar V, Izzi C, Savoldi S, Spotti D, Marcantoni C, Messa P, Galliani M, Roccatello D, Granata S, Zaza G, Lugani F, Ghiggeri G, Pisani I, Allegri L, Sprangers B, Park JH, Cho B, Kim YS, Kim DK, Suzuki H, Amoroso A, Cattran DC, Fervenza FC, Pani A, Hamilton P, Harris S, Gupta S, Cheshire C, Dufek S, Issler N, Pepper RJ, Connolly J, Powis S, Bockenhauer D, Stanescu HC, Ashman N, Loos RJF, Kenny EE, Wuttke M, Eckardt KU, Köttgen A, Hofstra JM, Coenen MJH, Kiemeney LA, Akilesh S, Kretzler M, Beck LH, Stengel B, Debiec H, Ronco P, Wetzels JFM, Zoledziewska M, Cucca F, Ionita-Laza I, Lee H, Hoxha E, Stahl RAK, Brenchley P, Scolari F, Zhao MH, Gharavi AG, Kleta R, Chen N, Kiryluk K. The genetic architecture of membranous nephropathy and its potential to improve non-invasive diagnosis. Nat Commun. 2020 03 30; 11(1):1600. PMID: 32231244; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15383-w;
  7. Pisarek-Horowitz A, Fan X, Kumar S, Rasouly HM, Sharma R, Chen H, Coser K, Bluette CT, Hirenallur-Shanthappa D, Anderson SR, Yang H, Beck LH, Bonegio RG, Henderson JM, Berasi SP, Salant DJ, Lu W. Loss of Roundabout Guidance Receptor 2 (Robo2) in Podocytes Protects Adult Mice from Glomerular Injury by Maintaining Podocyte Foot Process Structure. Am J Pathol. 2020 04; 190(4):799-816.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32220420; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2019.12.009;
  8. Sachdeva M, Beck LH, Miller I, Bijol V, Fishbane S. Phospholipase A2 Receptor Antibody-Positive Pregnancy: A Case Report. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 10; 76(4):586-589. PMID: 32093980
  9. Beck LH, Salant DJ. Refining Our Understanding of the PLA2R-Antibody Response in Primary Membranous Nephropathy: Looking Forward, Looking Back. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2020 01; 31(1):8-11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31871252
  10. Safar-Boueri L, Piya A, Beck LH, Ayalon R. Membranous nephropathy: diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring in the post-PLA2R era. Pediatr Nephrol. 2021 Jan; 36(1):19-30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31811540
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anti-phospholipase A2 receptor autoantibodies
membranous nephropathy
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