Dr. Mitra is professor and vice chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, professor of radiation oncology, and senior scientist at the Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
The Mark Brothers Lectureship was established in 1997 by Dr. and Mrs. Guey C. Mark in honor of his brothers, who emigrated from Canton and settled in South Bend, Indiana, where they built a successful restaurant business. The brothers, because of their reverence and respect for higher education, supported their youngest brother, Dr. Mark, in his pursuit of a career in medicine. Dr. Mark is a 1954 graduate of the IU School of Medicine. The lectureship is intended to recognize persons of Asian descent who are nationally and internationally prominent in academic medicine.