Poulami Mitra, Ph.D.

Poulami has strong background in research, which combined with her technology transfer, intellectual property and regulatory experience gives her a broad perspective when determining the commercial potential and licensability of innovations.

Poulami started her technology transfer career in 2011 as an intern in the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office at Oregon Health & Science University. As an intern, Poulami learned the basics of commercializing innovations. Subsequently, Poulami served as a technical consultant to Alleman Hall McCoy Russell & Tuttle, drafting, reviewing and assessing and prosecuting patent applications. Most recently, Poulami is adjunct faculty at Portland Community College where she teaches courses in biotechnology, cellular and molecular biology, reproductive biology and anatomy. Her research expertise includes molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology and role of lipids in obesity and inflammation.

Poulami received her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. This was followed by a Senior Fellowship at the University of Washington in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition and a Postdoctoral Fellowships at Oregon Health & Science University’s Department of Surgery and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Poulami has also completed the AUTM Basic Licensing course and courses in project management and regulatory and quality management.

Her enthusiastic personality and experience in academic research, commercialization and intellectual property is an asset to our organization. Besides work, she loves spending time with her family.

To contact Poulami send an email.

Selected Publications:

  Umemoto, T., Han, C.Y., Mitra, P., Averill, M., Tang, C., Omer, M., Subramanian, S., Wang, S., Den Hartig, L.J., Wei, H., Kim, E.J., Kim, J., O’Brien, K., Chait, A. 2013. Apolipoprotein A-I and HDL have anti-inflammatory effects on adipocyte inflammation via cholesterol transporters; ATP-binding cassette (ABC) A-1, ABCG-1 and scavenger receptor SRB-1. Circulation Research. 112(10):1345-54

  Cheng, A.M., Handa, P., Tateya, S., Schwartz, J., Tang, C., Mitra, P., Oram J.F., Chait, A., Kim, F. 2012 Apolipoprotein A-I attenuates palmitate-mediated NF-kappaB activation by reducing toll-like receptor-4 recruitment into lipid rafts. PLoS One. 7(3): 33917

  O'Rourke, R.W., White, A.E., Metcalf, M.D., Olivas, A.S., Mitra, P., Larison, W.G., Cheang, E.C., Varlamov, O., Corless, C.L., Roberts, C.T. Jr, Marks, D.L. 2011. Hypoxia-induced inflammatory cytokine secretion in human adipose tissue stromovascular cells: Diabetologia. 54(6):1480-90

  Hoofnagle, A.N., Vaisar, T., Mitra, P., Chait, A. 2010. HDL lipids and insulin resistance Curr Diab Rep.10(1):78-86 

  Takabe, K., Kim, R.H., Allegood, J.C., Mitra, P., Ramachandran, S., Nagahashi, M., Harikumar, K.B., Hait, N.C., Milstien, S., Spiegel, S. 2010. Estradiol induces export of sphingosine 1-phosphate from breast cancer cells via ABCC1 and ABCG2. J Biol Chem. 285(14):10477-86