Asish K. Xavier, PhD

Vice President, Venture Investments

Asish Xavier, PhD, Vice President, Venture Investments, joined Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation (JJDC) in 2004. He is based in Silicon Valley, California.

Dr. Xavier previously worked in business development at BioRexis Pharmaceutical, Inc., which was acquired by Pfizer in 2007. While at BioRexis, he assisted the company in raising a $30 million second round of financing. Dr. Xavier has worked in business development at Structural GenomiX, Inc., acquired by Eli Lilly in 2008, and was a project leader at Message Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Xavier received a PhD from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration 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. Dr. Xavier was also a postdoctoral research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University.