Lara Maggs, M.Bioethics

Lara Maggs

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
Division of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics
1620 Tremont Street, Suite 3030,
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-278-0930 | Fax: 617-232-8602


Lara Reeves Maggs is a research associate at Harvard Medical School based in the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL) within the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. She is currently working on orphan drug trials, access to drugs and devices with limited supporting data, and FDA law.

Lara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in 2013. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, and Society with a biomedical sciences concentration, Lara earned a Master of Bioethics from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Her graduate work focused on clinical research ethics, neuroethics, evidence in health policy, and patient autonomy in euthanasia. As an undergraduate University Scholar in medical sciences, Lara studied pluripotent stem cells, liver regeneration, and pancreatic cancer. Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, Lara conducted research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital and was named an Intel Science Talent Search semi-finalist.


Selected Publications | Current PubMed Search Results

  • Yanger K, Knigin D, Zong Y, Maggs LR, Gu G, Akiyama H, Pikarsky E, Stanger BZ. Adult hepatocytes are formed by self-duplication rather than stem-cell differentiation. Cell Stem Cell. Forthcoming 2014.
  • Rhim AD, Thege FI, Santana SM, Lannin TB, Saha TN, Tsai S, Maggs LR, Kochman ML, Ginsberg GG, Lieb JG, Chandrasekhara V, Drebin JA, Ahmad N, Yang YX, Kirby BJ, Stanger BZ. Detection of circulating pancreas epithelial cells in patients with pancreatic cystic lesions. Gastroenterology. 2014 Mar;146(3):647-51. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2013.12.007. Epub 2013 Dec 13.
  • Maggs LR. Undergraduate Cognitive enhancement by elective psychopharmacological intervention in academia. Honors Thesis. Department of Science, Technology, and Society. University of Pennsylvania. 2013.
  • Yanger K, Zong Y, Maggs LR, Shapira SN, Maddipati R, Aiello NM, Thung SN, Wells RG, Greenbaum LE, Stanger BZ. Robust cellular reprogramming occurs spontaneously during liver regeneration. Genes Dev. 2013 Apr 1;27(7):719-24. doi: 10.1101/gad.207803.112. Epub 2013 Mar 21. Erratum in: Genes Dev. 2013 Jul 1;27(13):1537