Jennifer M. Xavier, PhD

Associate Director

Jennifer Xavier, PhD is the Associate Director of Research, Institute of Precision Medicine, and Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Xavier joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 after ten years of post-doctorate research focusing on pharmacology, genetics and precision medicine. Dr. Xavier trained at St Jude Research Hospital and the Ontario Cancer Institute before joining Eli Lilly and Company, first as a Postdoc in the oncology drug hunting team and then as a Research Scientist and group leader in Investigational Toxicology. Prior to her appointment at the University of Pittsburgh Dr. Xavier was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine where her research involved validating novel drug targets and disease models, and leading the divisions biorepository.