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Aarti Raja, Ph.D.

Aarti Raja

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences

Honors Courses

  • HSCI 2010H Epidemics: Germs and Their Power over Humanity

Honors Engagement

  • Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Honors Workshop: Applying to Graduate School
  • Honors Workshop: Getting Involved in Research

Research Focus

  • Microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Antibiotic drug resistance
  • Tiny Earth collaborative research
  • Innovations in science education


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
  • Ph.D., B.S., University of Maryland

Aarti Raja earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of Maryland in 2000, completed her postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School, and joined the faculty at NSU in 2012. Raja has over 12 years of research in the field of virology, specifically human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its proteins. She collaborates with researchers from across the globe via the Tiny Earth project, which allows undergraduate students to engage in research early in their careers, laying the groundwork for scientific discovery. Raja is also part of a program started at NSU called Science Alive!, which connects the college community with local schools to bring hands-on science education and learning opportunities to school-age children. Raja gained vast experience in the field of infectious diseases consulting for the pharmaceutical and financial industries.

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