Ramesh Raina

Ramesh Raina is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology. He is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary major in Biotechnology. In addition, he is a member of the Structural Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate program (SB3), a collaborative program offered jointly by Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

He received his B.S. (with Honors in Chemistry) and M.S. (Biochemistry) degrees from the Banaras Hindu University, India, and Ph.D. (Molecular Biology) from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. He did his postdoctoral work at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Baltimore.

Professor Raina’s research interests include molecular mechanisms regulating plants’ responses to environmental stresses (especially pathogens) and functional genomics of cell signaling in plants. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in molecular biology and genomics.