Principal, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments
Monica Beam, PhD, is Principal, Science and Technology at Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments. She is responsible for providing scientific expertise and industry insights to support the company’s real estate operations, business development, and thought leadership initiatives and relationship building across Alexandria’s Mission Bay and greater Bay Area life science cluster. In addition, she is responsible for strategic venture and limited partner investments and tenant underwriting. Prior to joining Alexandria, Dr. Beam was Vice President at Square 1 Bank as a part of the Bay Area Life Science practice. In this role she helped build out the Bay Area Life Science practice and worked closely with early stage venture backed life science companies and VCs to structure, underwrite and monitor debt transactions. She earned a PhD and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Beam’s research and publications were focused on the fields of protein misfolding, neurodegenerative disease, biochemistry and florescence based imaging techniques.