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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2007
    • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004, Immunology
    • B.S., University of Illinois, 1998, Biochemistry
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Illinois, 2010
    • Missouri, 2007
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Rebecca Riley-Vargas brings extensive research experience and a formal education in both biochemistry and immunology to Polsinelli clients.

She concentrates her intellectual property practice in the area of patent preparation and prosecution for biological, biochemical, and biotechnological patents in the United States and abroad.

During Rebecca’s graduate work at Washington University, she concentrated her research on the role of the immune system in reproduction. This doctoral focus gave her experience in the fields of reproductive biology, immunology, molecular biology, protein chemistry, genetic engineering, biochemistry, stem cells, and confocal microscopy.

Publications & Presentations
Targeted and Restricted Complement Activation on Acrosome-Reacted Spermatozoa
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Publications & Presentations
CD46: Expanding Beyond Complement Regulation
Trends in Immunology
Publications & Presentations
Expression of Membrane Cofactor Protein (MCP; CD46) on Spermatozoa: Just a Complement Inhibitor?
Modern Aspects of Immunobiology
Publications & Presentations
Cutting Edge: Inhibiting Measles Virus Infection but Promoting Reproduction: An Explanation for Splicing and Tissue-Specific Expression of CD46
Journal of Immunology
Publications & Presentations
Characterization of Human Membrane Cofactor Protein (MCP; CD46) on Spermatozoa
Molecular Reproduction and Development