Maine Medical Center Institute for Research (MHIR), Scarborough, ME
Dr. Breggia is the Director of the Center for Applied Science and Technology at MHIR, the Chair of the MaineHealth Precision Medicine Council, serves as a clinical coach for the MaineHealth Innovation Center, is a member of the ASCP Board of Certification for biorepository personnel and is an active member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.
Dr. Breggia has over 30 years of experience in clinical laboratory diagnostics through her previous employment at the American Red Cross and at the Maine Medical Center solid organ transplant program. Dr. Breggia has conducted basic science research at MHIR in ischemic kidney injury, bone metabolism and disease and is currently collaborating on research investigating novel therapeutics for pancreatic cancer. Dr. Breggia is the principal investigator for the NIH/NCI Cancer Moonshot Biobank study being conducted at the NCORP/MaineHealth Cancer Care Network.
Dr. Breggia received her B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of New Hampshire, her M.S. in Applied Immunology at the University of Southern Maine and her PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Maine, Orono. Dr. Breggia is board certified as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and as a Histocompatibility Specialist by the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI). Dr. Breggia has served as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern Maine and as an Associate Faculty Member in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine, Orono.
Dr. Breggia joined the BioME Board of Directors in 2018.