Ritcha Mehra-Chaudhary



Assistant Teaching Professor

Biochemistry - CAFNR

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Chaudhary obtained her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in plant physiology from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India. After moving to the U.S., she trained as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee, Memphis and worked on transcriptional regulation and proteomics of murine muscle cell differentiation. Later on, she trained in the field of protein structural biology (X-ray crystallography) and worked as a senior research specialist for eight years at the Structural Biology Core facility at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is currently involved in undergraduate education and work as an assistant professor of teaching at the Department of Biochemistry at MU. Her other interests are Yoga, Cooking, Reading, Birding, Photography and Travel.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • M.Sc., Indian Agricultural Research Institute

Courses taught

  • Biochem 1094: Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Biochem 1090: Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Biochem 4974 W/7273: Senior Capstone Biochemistry Laboratory Writing Intensive
  • Biochem 9001: “Topics in Biochemistry: Teaching Biochemistry”