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Gregory J. Riggins

RigginsGregoryGREGORY J. RIGGINS, the inaugural Irving J. Sherman, M.D. Research Professor in Neurosurgery, trained at Johns Hopkins as a postdoctoral fellow with Drs. Bert Vogelstein and Kenneth Kinzler. In 1997 he was recruited to Duke to head their brain tumor molecular genetics program. He joined the Hopkins faculty in 2003 in the departments of Neurosurgery, Oncology, and the McKusick/Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine to continue his work using genomics to find genes related to brain neoplasia, the brain, and other organs. The goal of his laboratory is to help uncover the genes involved in the key functions of brain malignancies. A highly regarded molecular geneticist, Dr. Riggins is known nationally and internationally for his work with the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project.