Rebecca Liddell Huppi, Ph.D.
Rebecca Huppi earned her BA in Biology at the State University of New York at Potsdam, NY and her PhD in Developmental Biology, Teratology and Anatomy at Thomas Jefferson University. She undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University and received an American Cancer Society Grant to investigate mouse models of developmental and cancer anomalies through mouse positional cloning and transgenic technologies.
She received a Cancer Research Training Award through the National Cancer Institute in 1998 and soon after assumed a Staff Scientist position in mammalian genetics, complex traits and cancer in the Laboratory of Genetics while continuing work as Mouse Chromosome 4 Co-chair for the International Mammalian Genome Society. She was an Instructor of Biochemistry for the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), NIH.
In 2001, Rebecca moved from the NCI’s Intramural program to Extramural programs when she joined the Cancer Diagnosis Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI as a Program Specialist. From 2001 to 2003, she served as Course Coordinator for Biochemistry at FAES, NIH. In 2006, she moved to the AIDS Cancer Clinical Program; Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy in the Office of the Director, NCI and is the Program Director of Record for two major NCI HIV Initiatives; The AIDS Malignancy Consortium and the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource.
Dr. Huppi has received two NIH Director’s Awards for her work on the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Coordinating Committee and three NCI Awards of Merit for her work on the Women’s Health Activities Committee, LMIC HIV/AIDS Malignancy Team and the NCI Clinical Trials Stewardship Plan Group.