Beau Webber

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty, Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics Graduate Program
Faculty, Masters Program in Stem Cell Biology
Co-Director, Genome Engineering Shared Resource (GESR)
Member, Stem Cell Institute
Member, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)


Dr. Beau Webber is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse in 2007 with a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology and conducted his PhD studies at the University of Minnesota where he studied the embryonic development of hematopoietic stem cells. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation program at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Webber developed advanced strategies for genetic modification of human lymphohematopoietic and pluripotent stem cells for cancer immunotherapy and correction of inherited diseases. Dr. Webber joined the Department of Pediatrics Faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2017.

Research Summary

Dr. Webber's laboratory is focused on synergizing genome engineering, stem cell biology, and adoptive cellular therapy to develop novel treatments for genetic disease and cancer. Research projects in the lab currently fall into two broad areas: the application of genome engineering to develop improved cell-based immune and gene therapies, and the development of "bottom-up" cancer models using human pluripotent stem cells. 


PhD in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, and Genetics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Honors and Recognition

Young Investigator Award, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation on behalf of Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Innovator in Basic Science, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2023)
Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) Emerging Scientist Award
Assistant Professor Basic Science Paper of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2020, 2024)
Innovator in Translational Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2021)
26th Scott Murphy Memorial Lecturer, The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion Collaborative
University of Minnesota Sarcoma Research Award from Rein In Sarcoma



Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Mayo Mail Code 484
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Contact

Abby Wenninger, MPH
Administrative Associate, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities
Email: | Office: Mayo A547
Administrative Fax Number: 612-624-3913