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General Questions:

Lauren Beach
Graduate School Research Fellow


Phone: (612) 624-5172



B.S., Lyman Briggs School Microbiology, Michigan State University, 2007

B.A., James Madison College, Social Relations and Policy, Michigan State University, 2007

Specialization, Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Studies (STEPS), Michigan State University, 2007

Michigan State University Honors College Alumnae

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2012

In Progress

Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology & Genetics (MCDB&G), University of Minnesota.

Academic Program Affiliations

Joint Program in Law, Health, and the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota 

Scientific Research Interests

  • Role of host cell proteins in HIV replication
  • Novel anti-HIV agents 

Legal Research Interests

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Health Law

Honors and Awards

  • NIH F31 Predoctoral Fellowship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Rawson, JM, Heineman, RH, Beach, LB, Martin, JL, Schnettler, EK, Dapp, MJ, Patterson, SE, Mansky, LM. 2013. 5,6-Dihydro-5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine potentiates the anti-HIV-1 activity of ribonucleotide reductase inhibitors. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. 21:7222-7228.



Featured News & Events

'Wisc-e-sota', a Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium was first held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This was the inaugural collaborative symposium of the NIH T32-supported virology training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Talks and poster sessions were presented by students, postdocs and faculty. The second UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held in the Fall 2014. Details to follow.

The 2014 IMV Symposium will be held on May 12, 2014 and Mark Denison (Vanderbilt) and Bert Semler (UC-Irvine) will be the Keynote Speakers. Click on the link below to register and submit abstracts.

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