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Asish K. Xavier,
PhD, MBA

Vice President, Venture Investments

  • Focus: Biotechnology, Diagnostics, Machine Learning
  • Based in San Francisco, California

Asish is the Vice President, Venture Investments at Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC) and is based at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in San Francisco, California.  Asish focuses on investments in biotechnology, diagnostics and machine learning.  Asish joined JJDC in 2004 and has led or co-led investments in over 25 biotech, diagnostics, machine learning and medtech companies.

Asish previously worked in business development at BioRexis Pharmaceutical Corporation (King of Prussia, PA) and Structural GenomiX, (San Diego, CA); and, in R&D at Message Pharmaceuticals (Malvern, PA).

Asish received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors.  He received a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.  Asish was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University.

Outside work, Asish enjoys reading, traveling, and being outdoors with his family.  He is passionate about science and helping others, and mentors students and entrepreneurs.  And, is a die-hard sports nut, especially a cricket fanatic.

Asish Xavier
Asish Xavier