Phenocell's founder, Brigitte is 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, 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
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.
Head of Dermo-cosmetics
Florian, PhD, graduated from Paris Saclay University. A specialist of iPSC applied to retinal diseases, Florian developed a project on Usher syndrome at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda. He joined in November 2023 to develop the AMD R&D platform based on iPSC-derived normal and pathological retinal cells.
Head of Ophthalmology