Mitchell (Mitch) Finer, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer,
President of ElevateBio BaseCamp

About Mitch

Dr. Finer founded and was the former CEO of Oncorus, focused on the development of oncolytic viruses for the treatment of solid tumors. He is also a founder and the former CEO of CODA Biotherapeutics, focused on developing a novel chemogenetic neuromodulation platform for the treatment of severe neurological disorders. Dr. Finer serves as a member of the board of directors at CODA Biotherapeutics, Life Edit Therapeutics, Oncorus Inc, Turmeric and ElevateBio. He also Chairman of the Advisory Board of TCR2 Therapeutics. Dr. Finer currently serves as an executive partner at MPM Capital.

Prior to joining ElevateBio, Dr Finer was the CSO of bluebird bio. He has also served as Senior Vice President of Development at Novacell (now Viacyte), CEO of Intracel Corporation and Genteric Inc, Vice President Research for Cell Genesys and the Gencell division of Aventis Pharma (now Sanofi). He also co-founded a retinal disease gene therapy company Avalanche Biotechnologies (now Adverum Biotechnologies).

Education & Accomplishments
Dr Finer has been named inventor on 15 issued U.S. patents. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of California at Berkeley. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Check out our open roles

Interested in working with people like Mitch? We’re looking for pioneers and innovative thinkers committed to developing the next-generation of cell and gene therapies. Review our open roles and find your future.

apply now
“We will rapidly and efficiently advance each development program by providing our scientific founders with dedicated PD, manufacturing and drug development expertise and facilities. ”
Life @ElevateBio
Meet the talented people who make ElevateBio a great place to work.
meet the team