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Raka Mitra

Professor of Biology, Biology

Education & Professional History

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB; Stanford University, PhD

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.


At Carleton since 2008.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    BIOL 280: Cell Biology
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    BIOL 281: Cell Biology Laboratory
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    BIOL 394: Biology Research
  • Fall 2022
    BIOL 280: Cell Biology
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    BIOL 281: Cell Biology Laboratory
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    BIOL 399: Critical Reading and Analysis of Primary Literature
  • Winter 2023
    BIOL 385: Seminar: Microbial Pathology
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    BIOL 399: Critical Reading and Analysis of Primary Literature
  • Spring 2023
    BIOL 126: Energy Flow in Biological Systems and Lab