Deannalee M. Beauvais, PhD

Graduation: 09/2005
Advisor: Rapraeger, Alan
Current Position: Associate Scientist
Department of Human Oncology
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Research Interest: Cell signaling roles of syndecans in cell adhesion and motility
Email: dbeauvais (at) wisc (dot) edu

Alumni News

  • 2007: Deanna did a split post-doctoral position with Dr. Alan Rapraeger and Dr. Caroline Alexander, as part of a Susan G. Komen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007-2010.


  • Rapraeger AC, Ell BJ, Roy M, Li X, Morrison OR, Thomas GM, and Beauvais DM. (2013). Vascular endothelial-cadherin stimulates syndecan-1-coupled insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor and cross-talk between αVβ3 integrin and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 at the onset of endothelial cell dissemination during angiogenesis. FEBS J. 2013 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23331867
  • Beauvais DM, and Rapraeger AC (2010). Syndecan-1 couples the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor to inside-out integrin activation. J Cell Sci. 123(Pt 21):3796-3807. PMCID: PMC2964108
  • Beauvais DM, Ell BJ, McWhorter AR, and Rapraeger AC.  (2009)  Syndecan-1 regulates alphavbeta3 and alphavbeta5 integrin activation during angiogenesis and is blocked by synstatin, a novel peptide inhibitor.  J Exp Med. 206:691-705. Epub 2009 Mar 2. PMCID: PMC 2699122
  • McQuade KJ*, Beauvais DM*, Burbach BJ, and Rapraeger AC. (2006). Syndecan-1 regulates ±v3û45 integrin activity in B82L fibroblasts. J Cell Sci. 119:2445-2456. (* Co-first authors) PDF PMID 16720645
  • Beauvais DM, Burbach BJ, and Rapraeger AC. (2004). Syndecan-1 ectodomain regulates anb3 integrin activity in human mammary carcinoma cells. J Cell Biol.167:171-181. PMCID: PMC 2172512
  • Beauvais DM and Rapraeger AC. (2004). Syndecans in tumor cell adhesion and signaling.  Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2:3-15. PMCID: PMC 320497
  • Beauvais DM and Rapraeger AC. (2003). Syndecan-1 mediated cell spreading requires signaling by avb3 integrins in human breast carcinoma cells. Exp Cell Res. 286:219-232. PDF PMID 12749851