Mitra is pursuing his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. Before joining BCM, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Calcutta. Mitra's research focuses on characterizing the structural flexibility of NS1 protein in flu virus. Mitra is also delving into the business aspect of science by serving as an adviser for Canada-based start-up BenchSci. He is also a business development intern at Fannin Innovation Studio. Apart from science, Mitra loves exploring national parks, rock climbing, and photography.