The author is extensively published in national and international scientific journals. She has also authored several book chapters. She received a Masters in Science degree from The University of Chicago in 1946 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1977. She was Research Associate and Lecturer in Biology at Harvard (1974-78) Assistant Professor of Biology at Wellesley College (1978-83) and a Research Professor at the University of Vermont from 1983 until her official retirement as emerita in 1994. She was awarded over 20 grants for her research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture among others. She was an invited speaker at numerous international symposia and at colleges, universities, and industries in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Israel, and Japan. Dr. Raper is listed in “Who’s Who of American Women”, “ American Men and Women of Science”, “The World Who’s Who of Women”, and was recently honored as a dedicatee for the book “Sex in Fungi: Molecular Determination and Evolutionary Implications”. Editors: J. Heitman, et al.
In recognition of her distinguished contributions to the field of Biological Science, Carlene A Raper was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in November, 2012.