Marinka Zitnik is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University. Her research investigates artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance science, medicine, and health. Her methods have had a tangible impact and are used by major biomedical institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stanford Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before Harvard, she was a postdoctoral scholar in Computer Science at Stanford University and a member of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub at Stanford. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Ljubljana while also researching at Imperial College London, University of Toronto, Baylor College of Medicine, and Stanford University. Her work received several best paper, poster, and research awards from the International Society for Computational Biology. She has recently been named a Rising Star in EECS by MIT and also a Next Generation in Biomedicine by The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, being the only young scientist who received such recognition in both EECS and Biomedicine.