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Rika Anderson ’06

Associate Professor of Biology, Biology

Education & Professional History

Carleton College, BA; University of Washington, MS, PhD

Welcome!

I’m an assistant professor at Carleton College in the Biology department. The overarching goal of my research is to understand how life co-evolves with its environment over time. We use next-generation sequencing tools to better understand the processes that drive microbial and viral evolution over time. We collaborate with astronomers, geologists, chemists, and atmospheric scientists to ask big-picture questions in astrobiology and oceanography.

 

Twitter: @RikaEAnderson

Instagram: @spacehogs_lab


At Carleton since 2016.

Current Courses

  • Winter 2022
    BIOL 338: Genomics and Bioinformatics
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    BIOL 339: Genomics and Bioinformatics Laboratory
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    BIOL 394: Biology Research
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    BIOL 399: Critical Reading and Analysis of Primary Literature
  • Spring 2022
    BIOL 126: Energy Flow in Biological Systems and Lab
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    BIOL 394: Biology Research
  • Fall 2022
    BIOL 338: Genomics and Bioinformatics
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    BIOL 339: Genomics and Bioinformatics Laboratory
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    BIOL 399: Critical Reading and Analysis of Primary Literature
  • Winter 2023
    BIOL 378: Seminar: The Origin and Early Evolution of Life
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    BIOL 399: Critical Reading and Analysis of Primary Literature
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    IDSC 258: Consensus or Contentious? Controversies in Science Then and Now
  • Spring 2023
    BIOL 125: Genes, Evolution, and Development and Lab
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