Mitra Miri

Life Science

Mitra Miri

Why OUP?

I feel fortunate to work alongside universities and entrepreneurs towards the translation of cutting-edge science into therapeutic realities for patients.

Mitra is a Principal on the life sciences team focusing on evaluating therapeutic investment opportunities.

Previously, Mitra was an investor at Connecticut Innovations (CI), responsible for sourcing, diligencing and supporting opportunities across digital health, devices, diagnostics and therapeutics. Prior to CI, she was a Life Sciences Consultant in the healthcare practice at L.E.K. in NYC, where she worked with a range of biopharma companies from startups to large pharma across project types and therapeutic areas. She was also a Company Creation Fellow at Flagship Pioneering.

Mitra also worked as a Strategy Analyst in Yale’s Office of the Provost. Additionally, she is an alumnus of Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research, where she was a Venture Fellow for Canaan Partners, and a Blavatnik Associate.

Prior to Yale, Mitra was a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow in Kampala, Uganda, where she worked with the Infectious Diseases Institute’s Director of Research.

Mitra received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Yale University, where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow, Pfizer Endowed Fellow, and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Mitra also holds a B.A. in biology from the University of Texas.


  • BA, University of Texas
  • PhD, Yale University