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Asish K. Xavier, PhD

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 Brisbane, California. Asish focuses on investments in biotechnology, precision diagnostics, data science, and machine learning. Asish joined JJDC in 2004 and has led or co-led investments in more than 30 biotech, diagnostics, data science, 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 Johns Hopkins University.