Laurence H. Beck MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Nephrology

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)

650 Albany St | (617) 638-7330
Laurence Beck



Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


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.


Medicine-Internal, MD, Harvard Medical School, 2000

Cell & Molecular Biology, PhD, Harvard University, 2000

Cell & Molecular Biology, BA, Princeton University, 1991


Published on 12/29/2022

Al-Rabadi LF, Beck LH. Neuronal Proteins as Antigenic Targets in Membranous Nephropathy. Nephron. 2022 Dec 29; 1-7. PMID: 36580905.

Published on 11/29/2022

Burbelo PD, Olson SW, Keller JM, Joshi M, Schwartz DM, Chuang YJ, Lambeau G, Beck LH, Waldman M. Prediagnostic Appearance of Thrombospondin Type-1 Domain 7A Autoantibodies in Membranous Nephropathy. Kidney360. 2023 Feb 01; 4(2):217-225. PMID: 36821613.

Published on 9/29/2022

Sealfon R, Mariani L, Kretzler M, Beck LH. Authors' Reply: In Silico-Based Approach to the Discovery of New Antigens in Membranous Nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Dec; 33(12):2322-2323. PMID: 36175144.

Published on 7/7/2022

Manral P, Caza TN, Storey AJ, Beck LH, Borza DB. The Alternative Pathway Is Necessary and Sufficient for Complement Activation by Anti-THSD7A Autoantibodies, Which Are Predominantly IgG4 in Membranous Nephropathy. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:952235. PMID: 35874690.

Published on 4/27/2022

Sealfon R, Mariani L, Avila-Casado C, Nair V, Menon R, Funk J, Wong A, Lerner G, Hayashi N, Troyanskaya O, Kretzler M, Beck LH. Molecular Characterization of Membranous Nephropathy. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Jun; 33(6):1208-1221. PMID: 35477557.

Published on 1/1/2022

Kamel MH, Jaberi A, Gordon CE, Beck LH, Francis J. The Complement System in the Modern Era of Kidney Transplantation: Mechanisms of Injury and Targeted Therapies. Semin Nephrol. 2022 Jan; 42(1):14-28. PMID: 35618392.

Published on 11/26/2021

Caza TN, Al-Rabadi LF, Beck LH. How Times Have Changed! A Cornucopia of Antigens for Membranous Nephropathy. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:800242. PMID: 34899763.

Published on 11/3/2021

Watts AJB, Keller KH, Lerner G, Rosales I, Collins AB, Sekulic M, Waikar SS, Chandraker A, Riella LV, Alexander MP, Troost JP, Chen J, Fermin D, Yee JL, Sampson MG, Beck LH, Henderson JM, Greka A, Rennke HG, Weins A. Discovery of Autoantibodies Targeting Nephrin in Minimal Change Disease Supports a Novel Autoimmune Etiology. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 01; 33(1):238-252. PMID: 34732507.

Published on 9/30/2021

Ronco P, Beck L, Debiec H, Fervenza FC, Hou FF, Jha V, Sethi S, Tong A, Vivarelli M, Wetzels J. Membranous nephropathy. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2021 09 30; 7(1):69. PMID: 34593809.

Published on 9/24/2021

Bomback AS, Appel GB, Gipson DS, Hladunewich MA, Lafayette R, Nester CM, Parikh SV, Smith RJH, Trachtman H, Heeger PS, Ram S, Rovin BH, Ali S, Arceneaux N, Ashoor I, Bailey-Wickins L, Barratt J, Beck L, Cattran DC, Cravedi P, Erkan E, Fervenza F, Frazer-Abel AA, Fremeaux-Bacchi V, Fuller L, Gbadegesin R, Hogan JJ, Kiryluk K, le Quintrec-Donnette M, Licht C, Mahan JD, Pickering MC, Quigg R, Rheault M, Ronco P, Sarwal MM, Sethna C, Spino C, Stegall M, Vivarelli M, Feldman DL, Thurman JM. Improving Clinical Trials for Anticomplement Therapies in Complement-Mediated Glomerulopathies: Report of a Scientific Workshop Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2022 04; 79(4):570-581. PMID: 34571062.

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