Saira Ramasastry, MS, MPhil
Saira Ramasastry has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2022. Ms. Ramasastry is the managing partner of Life Sciences Advisory, LLC, an independent firm that she founded to provide strategic advice and business development solutions for life science companies. Prior to founding Life Sciences Advisory, Ms. Ramasastry spent 10 years as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Company, where she helped establish the biotechnology practice and advised on mergers and acquisitions, and strategic and capital markets transactions. Previously, she served as a financial analyst in mergers and acquisitions group at Wasserstein Perella & Co., an investment banking firm. Ms. Ramasastry currently serves on the board of directors for DayOne Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Vir Biotechnology Inc., Akouos, Inc., and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. She is also a health innovator fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Ms. Ramasastry holds a B.A. in economics and an M.S. in management science and engineering with honors and distinction from Stanford University, as well as an M. Phil. in management studies from the University of Cambridge.