Penny Riggs is an Associate Professor of functional genomics at the Department of Animal Science in Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. She is also a Member of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Genetics and an Adjunct Member of the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences. She represents the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Principal Investigators and chairs the Research Development Fund Advisory Committee that is tasked with recommending investment targets for the Texas A&M research enterprise. She was Founding Director of the Whole Systems Genomics multidisciplinary research initiative and is a Member of the executive committee of its successor, the Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society. Riggs' research focuses on analysis of gene, RNA and protein expression, function and signaling relevant to genetic signaling networks in skeletal muscle, and the inheritance of production traits and disease susceptibility in beef cattle and other food animals. Past research addressed genetic susceptibility to carcinogenesis; gene mapping and genome structure in swine, cattle, and river buffalo; production of transgenic mice and fish; and chromosome errors associated with equine and porcine infertility and radiation and environmental insult.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2015