Monica Rivera Beam, PhD
Senior Vice President of Science & Technology at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments
Monica Beam, PhD, is Senior Vice President – Science & Technology at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments. She co-leads the Science & Technology Team, which includes Alexandria Venture Investments and Alexandria LaunchLabs™ and supports Alexandria’s west coast operations by providing scientific expertise and insights on the life science and technology sectors. Dr. Beam has led venture capital investments in more than 30 life science and technology companies in the areas of therapeutics, enabling technologies, and diagnostics and supports strategic corporate initiatives. Dr. Beam represents Alexandria as a Board Observer for BioGraph 55, Immusoft, and Trex Bio and previously served as a Board Observer for DiCE therapeutics.
Prior to joining Alexandria, Dr. Beam was Vice President at Square 1 Bank, where she helped build out its Bay Area Life Science practice and worked closely with early-stage, venture-backed life science and technology companies and venture capitalists to structure, underwrite, and monitor debt transactions. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Beam’s research and publications have focused on the fields of protein misfolding, neurodegenerative disease, biochemistry, and florescence-based imaging techniques.