Zeenat Patrawala SM '10
- zPredicta - Advisor
Other Affiliations : BS - Cornell, MBA - Melbourne, MS - Harvard
Zeenat is currently on the business and partner development team at Google Health, and prior to at Google Brain, a machine and artificial intelligence (AI) research institute. She has been instrumental in driving forward the healthcare initiative at Google to provide best in class machine learning tools to a host of healthcare applications, including diagnosing various diseases through computer vision technology, cell painting technology for drug discovery, and using machine learning on unstructured EHR data to name a few core projects. Zeenat also serves on the board of the Northern California Club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an advisor to companies in the healthcare space including SwipeSense.
Prior to joining Google, Zeenat spent nearly a decade in the healthcare industry in corporate development and business development capacity. She was most recently led Corporate Development at Raptor Pharmaceuticals and was instrumental in the acquisition of Quinsair, the largest acquisition in the company’s history at nearly $400M.
Zeenat has a BS in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, an MBA in from Melbourne Business School, and an MS from a joint program (Health, Science, & Technology) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Why did you decide to volunteer with the MITCNC?
MITCNC has been a big part of my life here in San Francisco. The network and people have been incredible throughout my own job search when I first arrived in 2011, and I have continued to participate as both a volunteer and attendee of many of the great programs.
Tell us a bit about your role with the MITCNC. What are your responsibilities in this position?
Organizing exciting programs for MIT alumni in life science/healthcare space including tours/speaker series/etc
What exciting things can we expect to see from your area of focus in the coming months? (e.g., social events, speakers, etc.)
Speakers pushing the paradigm in healthcare through massive re-haul of existing business practices. (Using technology/AI/DeepLearning/Machine Learning etc)
Describe one of your most memorable MIT moments.
Moderating the AI Panel at the 2018 MIT AI conference! Shuja [current MITCNC President] was a big influence in getting me onstage.