Xavier is the laboratory manager for IndieBio NY, where he supports start-ups in tackling their early technical and scientific challenges.
Prior to working with SOSV, Xavier was an Instrument Specialist at a BSL-2 LC/MS lab, where he repaired and validated instrumentation and software used in pharmaceutical research. Xavier received his B.S. in Neuroscience with a concentration in Biotechnology from University of Rochester, and his Masters of Professional Studies degree in Plant Biotechnology from Cornell University, where he focused on plant breeding and quantitative genetics.
Having worked in a wide variety of lab settings, Xavier enjoys adding new tools to his metaphorical toolbox and is interested in how the cross-pollination of different fields of biology can lead to clever solutions for the problems of today.