A&S Profile



Faculty and Research


Ramesh Raina

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biology
Office: LSC 464
Phone: 315-443-4546; Lab: 315-443-4750
Lab website:


Ph.D., Jawaharlal Nehru University (1991)
Postdoctoral fellow, Carnegie Institute of Washington (1992-1995)

Research interests

Genetic and molecular mechanisms regulating plant-pest interactions;Functional genomics of cell signaling in plants


  • Bio 400/600 Modern Concepts in Biology
  • Bio 462 Molecular Genetics
  • Bio 465/665 Molecular Biology Lab
  • Bio 787 Functional Genomics
Interdisciplinary Programs

Structural Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics Program
Member of the Core Faculty of the Renée Crown Honors Program at Syracuse University

Selected Publications

Sheng, H., Mehrotra, K., Mohan, C., and R. Raina. (2008). A motif extraction algorithm based on hashing and modulo-4 arithmetic. Int. J. Computational Biology and Drug Design. 1: 185-199.

Jagadeeswaran G., S. Raina, B.R. Acharya, S. B. Maqbool, S.L. Mosher, H. M. Appel, J. C. Schultz, D.F. Klessig and R. Raina (2007). Arabidopsis GH3-LIKE DEFENSE GENE 1 is required for accumulation of salicylic acid, activation of defense responses and resistance to Pseudomonas syringae. Plant J. 51: 234-46.

Acharya, B. R., S. Raina, S. B. Maqbool, G. Jagadeeswaran, S. L. Mosher, H. M. Appel, J. C. Schultz, D. F. Klessig and R. Raina (2007). Overexpression of CRK13, an Arabidopsis cysteine-rich receptor-like kinase, results in enhanced resistance to Pseudomonas syringae. Plant J. 50: 488-49.

Mahalingam, R., A. M. Gomez-Buitrago, N. Eckardt, N. Shah, A. Guevara-Garcia, P. Day, R. Raina and N. Fedoroff (2003). Characterizing the stress/defense transcriptome of Arabidopsis. Genome Biology 4:R20.

Devadas, S. K., A. Enyedi and R. Raina (2002). The Arabidopsis hrl1 mutation reveals novel overlapping roles for salicylic acid, jasmonic acid and ethylene signalling in cell death and defence against pathogens. Plant J. 30: 467-480.