Asish K. Xavier, PhD
Vice President, Venture Investments Johnson
& Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc.
Asish serves as the Vice President, Venture Investments at Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. (JJDC). He is based at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in South San Francisco, CA. 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 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.