Soumya Mitra, Ph.D.

Soumya Mitra, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642


Mitra S; Snyder JW; Foster TH. "Optical molecular imaging in PDT". Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection:Mechanisms and Techniques in. San Jose, California: Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, 2007.

Journal Articles

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2012 Sep
Baran TM, Wilson JD, Mitra S, Yao JL, Messing EM, Waldman DL, Foster TH. "Optical property measurements establish the feasibility of photodynamic therapy as a minimally invasive intervention for tumors of the kidney." Journal of biomedical optics.. 2012 Sep; 17(9):98002-1.
Mitra S; Mironov O; Foster TH. "Confocal fluorescence imaging enables noninvasive quantitative assessment of host cell populations in vivo following photodynamic therapy."". Theranostics. 2012; : 840-9. Link
2011 Sep
Mitra S, Giesselman BR, De Jesús-Andino FJ, Foster TH. "Tumor response to mTHPC-mediated photodynamic therapy exhibits strong correlation with extracellular release of HSP70." Lasers in surgery and medicine. 2011 Sep; 43(7):632-43.
2011 Apr
Mitra S, Haidaris CG, Snell SB, Giesselman BR, Hupcher SM, Foster TH. "Effective photosensitization and selectivity in vivo of Candida Albicans by meso-tetra (N-methyl-4-pyridyl) porphine tetra tosylate." Lasers in surgery and medicine. 2011 Apr; 43(4):324-32.
2010 Oct 1
Garrier J, Bressenot A, Gräfe S, Marchal S, Mitra S, Foster TH, Guillemin F, Bezdetnaya L. "Compartmental targeting for mTHPC-based photodynamic treatment in vivo: Correlation of efficiency, pharmacokinetics, and regional distribution of apoptosis." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 2010 Oct 1; 78(2):563-71. Epub 2010 Jul 23.
2010 Jun 1
Chabrier-Roselló Y, Giesselman BR, De Jesús-Andino FJ, Foster TH, Mitra S, Haidaris CG. "Inhibition of electron transport chain assembly and function promotes photodynamic killing of Candida." Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology. 2010 Jun 1; 99(3):117-25. Epub 2010 Mar 21.
2010 Apr
Foster TH, Giesselman BR, Hu R, Kenney ME, Mitra S. "Intratumor administration of the photosensitizer pc 4 affords photodynamic therapy efficacy and selectivity at short drug-light intervals." Translational oncology. 2010 Apr; 3(2):135-41.
Mitra S, Dolan K, Foster TH, Wellington M. "Imaging morphogenesis of Candida albicans during infection in a live animal." Journal of biomedical optics.. 2010 15(1):010504.
2009 Nov
Wang KK, Cottrell WJ, Mitra S, Oseroff AR, Foster TH. "Simulations of measured photobleaching kinetics in human basal cell carcinomas suggest blood flow reductions during ALA-PDT." Lasers in surgery and medicine. 2009 Nov; 41(9):686-96.
2009 Jun
Cummings RJ, Mitra S, Foster TH, Lord EM. "Migration of skin dendritic cells in response to ionizing radiation exposure." Radiation research.. 2009 Jun; 171(6):687-97.
2009 Feb
Klein MI, Duarte S, Xiao J, Mitra S, Foster TH, Koo H. "Structural and molecular basis of the role of starch and sucrose in Streptococcus mutans biofilm development." Applied and environmental microbiology. 2009 Feb; 75(3):837-41. Epub 2008 Nov 21.
2008 Aug
Wang KK, Mitra S, Foster TH. "Photodynamic dose does not correlate with long-term tumor response to mTHPC-PDT performed at several drug-light intervals." Medical physics.. 2008 Aug; 35(8):3518-26.
Chabrier-Roselló Y, Foster TH, Mitra S, Haidaris CG. "Respiratory deficiency enhances the sensitivity of the pathogenic fungus Candida to photodynamic treatment." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2008 84(5):1141-8. Epub 2008 Jan 29.
Cummings RJ, Mitra S, Lord EM, Foster TH. "Antibody-labeled fluorescence imaging of dendritic cell populations in vivo." Journal of biomedical optics.. 2008 13(4):044041.
2007 Feb
Santos K, Simon DA, Conway E, Bowers WJ, Mitra S, Foster TH, Lugade A, Lord EM, Federoff HJ, Dewhurst S, Frelinger JG. "Spatial and temporal expression of herpes simplex virus type 1 amplicon-encoded genes: implications for their use as immunization vectors." Human gene therapy. 2007 Feb; 18(2):93-105.
2007 Jan
Wang KK, Mitra S, Foster TH. "A comprehensive mathematical model of microscopic dose deposition in photodynamic therapy." Medical physics.. 2007 Jan; 34(1):282-93.
Wang KK, Wilson JD, Kenney ME, Mitra S, Foster TH. "Irradiation-induced enhancement of Pc 4 fluorescence and changes in light scattering are potential dosimeters for Pc 4-PDT." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2007 83(5):1056-62.
Mitra S, Cassar SE, Niles DJ, Puskas JA, Frelinger JG, Foster TH. "Photodynamic therapy mediates the oxygen-independent activation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1alpha." Molecular cancer therapeutics.. 2006 5(12):3268-74.
2005 Oct
Chabrier-Roselló Y, Foster TH, Pérez-Nazario N, Mitra S, Haidaris CG. "Sensitivity of Candida albicans germ tubes and biofilms to photofrin-mediated phototoxicity." Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy.. 2005 Oct; 49(10):4288-95.
Mitra S, Foster TH. "Photophysical parameters, photosensitizer retention and tissue optical properties completely account for the higher photodynamic efficacy of meso-tetra-hydroxyphenyl-chlorin vs Photofrin." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2005 81(4):849-59.
Mitra S, Maugain E, Bolotine L, Guillemin F, Foster TH. "Temporally and spatially heterogeneous distribution of mTHPC in a murine tumor observed by two-color confocal fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy in a whole-mount model." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2005 81(5):1123-30.
Foster TH, Pearson BD, Mitra S, Bigelow CE. "Fluorescence anisotropy imaging reveals localization of meso-tetrahydroxyphenyl chlorin in the nuclear envelope." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2005 81(6):1544-7.
2004 Nov 7
Finlay JC, Mitra S, Patterson MS, Foster TH. "Photobleaching kinetics of Photofrin in vivo and in multicell tumour spheroids indicate two simultaneous bleaching mechanisms." Physics in medicine and biology. 2004 Nov 7; 49(21):4837-60.
2004 May 21
Mitra S, Foster TH. "Carbogen breathing significantly enhances the penetration of red light in murine tumours in vivo." Physics in medicine and biology. 2004 May 21; 49(10):1891-904.
Mitra S, Goren EM, Frelinger JG, Foster TH. "Activation of heat shock protein 70 promoter with meso-tetrahydroxyphenyl chlorin photodynamic therapy reported by green fluorescent protein in vitro and in vivo." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2003 78(6):615-22.
2002 Mar
Finlay JC, Mitra S, Foster TH. "In vivo mTHPC photobleaching in normal rat skin exhibits unique irradiance-dependent features." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2002 Mar; 75(3):282-8.
2001 Sep 1
Bigelow CE, Mitra S, Knuechel R, Foster TH. "ALA- and ALA-hexylester-induced protoporphyrin IX fluorescence and distribution in multicell tumour spheroids." British journal of cancer. 2001 Sep 1; 85(5):727-34.
2001 Jun
Mitra S, Finlay JC, McNeill D, Conover DL, Foster TH. "Photochemical oxygen consumption, oxygen evolution and spectral changes during UVA irradiation of EMT6 spheroids." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2001 Jun; 73(6):703-8.
2001 Mar
Coutier S, Mitra S, Bezdetnaya LN, Parache RM, Georgakoudi I, Foster TH, Guillemin F. "Effects of fluence rate on cell survival and photobleaching in meta-tetra-(hydroxyphenyl)chlorin-photosensitized Colo 26 multicell tumor spheroids." Photochemistry and photobiology.. 2001 Mar; 73(3):297-303.
Bigelow CE; Harkrider CJ; Conover DL; Foster TH; Georgakoudi I; Mitra S; Nichols MG; Rajadhyaksha M. "Retrofitted confocal laser scanner for a commercial inverted fluorescence microscope." Rev. Sci. Inst.. 2001; 72: 3407-3410. Link
2000 May
Mitra S, Foster TH. "Photochemical oxygen consumption sensitized by a porphyrin phosphorescent probe in two model systems." Biophysical journal.. 2000 May; 78(5):2597-605.