Rebecca Riggs
Department of Biological Sciences

Office: 030 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

Address: 101 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849

Fax: (334) 844-1645


Ph.D. - Auburn University
B.A. - Auburn University

Research and Teaching Interests

I thoroughly enjoy teaching science, specifically biology courses and concepts. In the years I have taught, I have had the privilege to educate many students from different backgrounds. Each semester of teaching has positively affected my adeptness to mold my teaching to convey the material in diverse ways depending on the specific student need. I learn the best through experience, and the lessons I have already learned from students boost my ability and desire to teach. There are certainly going to be more obstacles ahead and therefore, more opportunities for my teaching ability to mature.

Selected Publications

  1. I-Hsuan Chen, S. Horikawa, K. Bryant, R. Riggs, B.A. Chin, and J.M. Barbaree. 2016. Bacterial Assessment of Phage Magnetoelastic Sensors for Salmonella enterica Typhimurium Detection in Chicken Meat. Characterization of Three Foodborne Bacteria using Hyperspectral Microscopy.


Undergraduate Graduate
General Microbiology – BIOL3200
General Microbiology Lab – BIOL 3201
Clinical Microbiology – BIOL 5200

Last updated: 10/05/2021