Rebecca B Riggins


Assistant Professor


Breast Cancer
General profile


+1 202-687-1260


E412 Research Building


Dr. Riggins received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Hood College, and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Virginia. Following postdoctoral fellowship training in Tumor Biology at Georgetown University, she joined the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she is an Assistant Professor and member of the Breast Cancer Research Program. Dr. Riggins’ research is focused on elucidating the function of estrogen-related receptors in breast and brain cancers, using an array of cellular/molecular, translational, and bioinformatic approaches. She co-directs the Interdisciplinary Program in Tumor Biology’s core course, Cellular and Molecular Aspects of the Transformed Cell, and serves on the Biospecimen Use and Clinical Research Committees.


Download cv.doc


  • Postdoctoral (2006) Georgetown University, Oncology
  • Ph.D. (2003) University of Virginia, Microbiology
  • B.A. (1998) Hood College, Biochemistry