M. Beth Minnigh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy, with a BS in Chemistry and a PhD in Pharmacology. At the University of Pittsburgh, Minnigh's time has been almost equally divided between teaching and research activities. Minnigh teaches Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy, and pharmacology courses in the Dental School, Physical Therapy graduate program and the undergraduate Rehabilitation Science program. Notable awards for these efforts include the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1985) and the Rho Chi Scholarly Contribution Award (2013).
Minnigh has been supervisor of the Small Molecule Biomarker Core Laboratory (SMBC) under the direction of Dr. Poloyac since 2009. As such, her research focuses on the techniques and instrumentation required for analysis of biomarkers and drugs in biological fluids, in particular those present at very low concentrations or those requiring simultaneous analysis from limited volumes. Minnigh supervises assay design/validation and day-to-day operations of the laboratory, including review of quality control and reporting of results.