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Raka Mitra

Raka Mitra

  • Associate Professor of Biology, Biology

Education & Professional History

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB; Stanford University, PhD.

At Carleton since 2008.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Dr. Mitra is a molecular and cellular biologist interested in the interactions between plants and microbes. Her lab studies bacterial pathogens of plant roots with the goal of understanding disease development and plant defense. Current lab projects involve elucidating the role of bacterial effector proteins in pathogenesis of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Dr. Mitra teaches courses in Microbial Pathology, Cell Biology, and part of Introductory Biology. 

Profile updated August 25, 2014

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