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.

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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. Leon J, Pérez-Sáez MJ, Batal I, Beck LH, Rennke HG, Canaud G, Legendre C, Pascual J, Riella LV. Membranous Nephropathy Post-Transplantation: An Update of the Pathophysiology and Management. Transplantation. 2019 Apr 10. PMID: 30985736.
  2. Zaghrini C, Seitz-Polski B, Justino J, Dolla G, Payré C, Jourde-Chiche N, Van de Logt AE, Booth C, Rigby E, Lonnbro-Widgren J, Nystrom J, Mariat C, Cui Z, Wetzels JFM, Ghiggeri G, Beck LH, Ronco P, Debiec H, Lambeau G. Novel ELISA for thrombospondin type 1 domain-containing 7A autoantibodies in membranous nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2019 Mar; 95(3):666-679. PMID: 30784662.
  3. Keri KC, Blumenthal S, Kulkarni V, Beck L, Chongkrairatanakul T. Primary membranous nephropathy: comprehensive review and historical perspective. Postgrad Med J. 2019 Jan; 95(1119):23-31. PMID: 30683678.
  4. Stoddard SV, Welsh CL, Palopoli MM, Stoddard SD, Aramandla MP, Patel RM, Ma H, Beck LH. Structure and function insights garnered from in silico modeling of the thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A antigen. Proteins. 2019 Feb; 87(2):136-145. PMID: 30520531.
  5. Beck LH, Salant DJ. Deep pockets are not necessarily a good thing in membranous nephropathy: evidence for a modifier allele. Kidney Int. 2018 11; 94(5):855-857.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30348302.
  6. Luo W, Olaru F, Miner JH, Beck LH, van der Vlag J, Thurman JM, Borza DB. Alternative Pathway Is Essential for Glomerular Complement Activation and Proteinuria in a Mouse Model of Membranous Nephropathy. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:1433. PMID: 29988342.
  7. Malatesta-Muncher R, Eldin KW, Beck LH, Michael M. Idiopathic membranous nephropathy in children treated with rituximab: report of two cases. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 06; 33(6):1089-1092. PMID: 29546599.
  8. Larsen CP, Trivin-Avillach C, Coles P, Collins AB, Merchant M, Ma H, Wilkey DW, Ambruzs JM, Messias NC, Cossey LN, Rosales IA, Wooldridge T, Walker PD, Colvin RB, Klein J, Salant DJ, Beck LH. LDL Receptor-Related Protein 2 (Megalin) as a Target Antigen in Human Kidney Anti-Brush Border Antibody Disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 02; 29(2):644-653.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29074737.
  9. Al-Rabadi L, Quillen K, Shashar M, Al Marji C, Jaberi A, Chitalia V, Henderson J, Salant D, Beck LH. Concurrent Presentation of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Membranous Nephropathy. Kidney Int Rep. 2018 Mar; 3(2):476-481.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29725652.
  10. Beck LH. PLA2R and THSD7A: Disparate Paths to the Same Disease? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Sep; 28(9):2579-2589. PMID: 28674044.
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anti-phospholipase A2 receptor autoantibodies
membranous nephropathy
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