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Rika Anderson

Rika Anderson ’06

  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology

Education & Professional History

Carleton College, BA; University of Washington, M.Sc.; University of Washington, Ph.D.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


    DR. ANDERSON ’06 is an environmental microbiologist interested in how microbes and their viruses evolve, adapt, and diversify. She is currently using bioinformatics approaches to investigate how marine microorganisms evolve in response to the extreme environment of deep-sea hydrothermal vents. She is particularly interested in understanding what this can teach us about the origin and early evolution of life on our planet. She teaches Genomics and Bioinformatics and part of Introductory Biology.

Profile updated June 30, 2017

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