Our team

Brigitte, PhD, is Phenocell's founder and an internationally recognized expert for brain plasticity, stroke and stem cell therapy. After receiving her Doctorate in the University of Montpellier, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Anatomy Department of Shiga Medical School, in Japan, before entering Inserm in Bordeaux. She coordinated the European program STEMS to analyze the therapeutic potential of iPSC-derived neural cells in stroke. In 2013 she took the challenge to leave academia for entrepreneurship and graduated the Challenge+ management and business training in HEC before creating Phenocell.

Brigitte Onteniente, PhD
Founder & CEO

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Hélène, PhD, graduated from Paul Sabatier Toulouse III University. After having completed its PhD in cell physiology about stem cell differentiation, she specialized in adipose tissue biology during a post-doctoral stay. She joined Phenocell in 2021 as a research scientist to manage R&D skin projects.

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Hélène Leménager
Head of Dermo-cosmetics

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Adrien, Msc, graduated from Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris. He has been a research engineer specialized in iPS cells since 2017. Adrien is in charge of the Ophthalmology R&D platform and Dry AMD research

Adrien Tartary
Head of Ophthalmology

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Célian joined the Dermo-cosmetic Dpt. in 2022 as an Intern

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Célian Soula
Dermo-cosmetics

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Sara has a L3 Pro degree from Nice-Côte d'Azur University. She joined in 2022 as a R&D Technician for the Ophthalmology Dpt.

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Sara El Hassain
Ophthalmology