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About Richard S. Beard Jr.

Dr. Richard Beard is currently a Assistant Research Professor in the Biomolecular Research Center at Boise State University where he investigates the regulatory mechanisms of endothelial barrier (dys)function in CNS microvessels during homeostasis and neuroinflammation. His research is supported by funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). Prior to this appointment at BSU, he was an Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of South Florida from 2012-2016 were he worked on similar projects aimed at understanding the mechanisms of endothelial barrier dysfunction during aberrant inflammatory responses, such as sepsis and trauma. He received both a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences with a minor in Biology Teaching Methods in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science in Health Education in 2007 from Idaho State University.  Dr. Beard is currently a member of the American Physiological Society, the American Heart Association, and the Microcirculatory Society among several other professional organizations, and is a peer-reviewer for such academic journals as Microcirculation, Scientific Reports, PLoS ONE, and the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.

Positions

2016 Present Assistant Research Professor, Boise State University Biomolecular Research Center
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20122016 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Florida ‐ Morsani College of Medicine
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20072012 Graduate Research Assistant, Idaho State University ‐ Biological Sciences
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20072008 Clinical Trial Study Coordinator, Idaho State University ‐ Clinical Research Center
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20022007 Medical Assistant, Idaho State University ‐ Family Medicine and Student Health
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19972002 Hospital Corpsman, United States Navy
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2008 - Graduate Student Grant, Idaho State University
  • 2010 - Graduate Student Grant, Idaho State University
  • 2011 - Graduate Student Grant, Idaho State University
  • 2016 - Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association

Education

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20072012 Ph.D. - Biological Sciences with minor in Biology Teaching Methods, Idaho State University
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20022007 B.S. - Health Education, Idaho State University
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Conference Presentations (3)