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Puneet Batra

Senior Principal

Puneet is a senior principal at Flagship Pioneering where he works as part of a venture-creation team leading machine learning strategy and helping advance Flagship portfolio companies working in generative drug design and materials.

Prior to joining Flagship Pioneering, Puneet was the Director of Machine Learning at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT, where he helped found the Machine Learning for Health group that broke new ground in the development and application of deep learning architectures for biological discovery in cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, and brain health. Prior to the Broad, Puneet was lead scientist at Aster Data (acquired by Teradata).

He has published in Nature Genetics, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and Physical Review D, and has served as Co-PI on grants from the American Heart Association, the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the Impetus Foundation. He serves on the advisory board of Our Health, a non-profit initiative to research the root causes of atherosclerotic disease in South Asians.

Puneet completed his B.A. at Harvard University and has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, both in theoretical physics.