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

Professional Bio

Soumya Mitra received his B.Sc. (1993) and M.Sc. (1995) in Physics from the University of Delhi, India. He came to the University of Rochester in 1997 and received his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 2004. Following that he joined the faculty at the University of Rochester as an Instructor in Radiology in 2004. He was promoted to Research Assistant Professor in 2006.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dean's Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 2004
Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology, Poster Presenter 2002
Graduate Student Society Merit Award, Awarded by the Graduate student society, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 2001

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 31 available »

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.

Current Appointments

Research Assistant Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Biophysics | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent2004
MS | Biophysics | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1999