Phenocell's Team

Discover who we are.

Phenocell is a research-based R&D company specialized in the design of phenotypic assays for research and drug discovery using iPSC-derived somatic cells.​

Phenocell is here to help your research and discovery programs with highly relevant in vitro tools and assays.​
Using the Nobel Prize winning technology of cellular reprogramming, we create foot-print free, xeno-free human iPSC and somatic cells.​  
Large batches of qualified cells can be produced and used in unique phenotypic assays to repurpose existing drugs and discover or validate tomorrow's drugs.
Managers and research engineers from Phenocell.
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Brigitte Onteniente

Founder
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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 joined I-Stem in 2009 to coordinate the European program STEMS. In 2013 she took the challenge to leave academia for entrepreneurship with Phenocell's creation and performed the same year Challenge+ management and business training in HEC.
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Julien Maruotti

CSO
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Julien, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer & shareholder, graduated from the AgroParisTech engineering school and has over 15 years of experience in stem cell research. After having completed its PhD in developmental biology in a Sino-French joint laboratory (INRA, Jouy en Josas / Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing), he joined the Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins University, USA) for several years. During this time, he specialized in pluripotent stem cell differentiation toward retinal models, cell based high throughput screening and drug discovery.
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Adrien Tartary

Research Engineer
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Adrien is graduated from Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris. He has been a research engineer specialized in iPS cells since 2017. In Phenocell, he is in charge of iPSC platform, and RPE research and development.
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Manon Tanguy

Research Engineer
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Manon is graduted from University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC). She has been a research engineer specialized in iPS cells since 2017. In Phenocell, she manages all the projects on neurons and sebocytes.
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Valentin Parat

Research Engineer
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Valentin is graduted from the Sup'Biotech engineering school, Paris. He has been a research engineer specialized in iPS cells since 2018. In Phenocell, he manages all the projects related to dermocosmetics and tissue engineering.