Our team

Together, we all work tirelessly towards a common goal: making hearing a priority.

Our combined experience and expertise in otology and neurosciences, and our strong background in auditory research and in the pharmaceutical industry, allow us to help this cause. The team is comprised of doctors, engineers, and pharmacists, who are all able to bring something new and diverse to the table. Our youth, dynamism, and multiculturality allow us to constantly improve, learn, and adapt to our customers wishes. We invite you to learn more about the different parts of CILcare that together make a whole.

Team CILcare Celia BELLINE

Celia BELLINE

Team CILcare Marie-Pierre PASDELOU

Marie-Pierre PASDELOU

Team CILcare Sylvie COSNIER-PUCHEU

Sylvie COSNIER-PUCHEU

Team CILcare Philippe LARROZE-CHICOT

Philippe LARROZE-CHICOT

Team CILcare Philippe LARROZE-CHICOT

Aurore MARIE

Team CILcare Susanna MALMSTRÖM

Susanna MALMSTRÖM

Team CILcare Cyrille SAGE

Cyrille SAGE

Team CILcare Véronique BAUDOUX

Véronique BAUDOUX

Team CILcare Gaëlle NAERT

Gaëlle NAERT

Team CILcare Sergio GONZALEZ

Sergio GONZALEZ

Team CILcare Marie PEYTAVY-IZARD

Marie PEYTAVY-IZARD

Team CILcare Elodie FLASZKA

Elodie FLASZKA

Team CILcare Mark SELF

Mark SELF

Team CILcare Amandine LABOULAIS

Amandine LABOULAIS

Celia BELLINE

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Celia has over 15 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She worked as the global head of clinical trial logistics and supply chains in Sanofi R&D, was a permanent member of clinical strategic committees, and the Director of projects dealing with major chronic diseases associated with aging, where she developed her interest and expertise in hearing disorders. She trained at ESSEC and London Business Schools, in addition to holding several masters degrees in project management, industrial strategy and health environment.

Background

Oncology, Neurology and Psychiatry, as well as leading projects in T2 Diabetes and Age-Related Hearing Loss.

Interests

Singing and dancing, Rock and Jazz music

Who is your favourite artist?

Nina Simone

Marie-Pierre PASDELOU, PharmD

Founder, CILcare Inc. Director, and Chief Development Officer

Marie-Pierre has over 24 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, mainly as a drug developer. She worked in antithrombotics before moving towards aging, where she developed her interest and expertise in hearing disorders. She led an International Regulatory Department at Sanofi, where she oversaw the preparation of files for worldwide submission and the review of preclinical dossiers. She is also an expert in public health, integrated solutions and mobile health.

Background

Pharm.D from Paris V, with degrees in Pharmacokinetics and Geron-technology

Interests

Sailing, the sea, and reading

Which historical character inspires you?

Simone Weil

Sylvie COSNIER-PUCHEU, Ph.D

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Cosnier-Pucheu has more than 23 years’ experience in academic research and the pharmaceutical industry. Before co-founding CILcare, she led an in-vivo pharmacology group working on tinnitus and hearing loss, alongside a number of the most highly-regarded academic experts in hearing disorders. She also led scientific teams at Sanofi, in the fields of cardiology, oncology, aging and hearing, as well as being deeply involved in their Ethics Committee. She is the author of several publications and of a patent.

Background

Ph.D in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (University of Grenoble), post-doc in Boston for Eukarion

Interests

Sports (sailing and skiing), travelling

What is your favourite destination?

The USA (especially California and Boston)

Philippe LARROZE-CHICOT

Laboratory Manager and Engineer

Philippe has more than 10 years’ experience in in-vivo-pharmacology and small animal imaging, with a strong background in the pharmaceutical industry. Highly regarded for the quality and precision of his work, he maintains continuing relationships with several key international experts in tinnitus and hearing loss to ensure he keeps his technical skills current. He studied and developed animal models at Sanofi, in the fields of cardiology, oncology and hearing. He is the author of reports on tinnitus drug development.

Background

Engineering degree in Life Sciences and Pharmacology

Interests

Sailing
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How do you keep fit?

I go swimming on a regular basis.

Aurore MARIE

Engineer, R&D Project Manager and IMPLAN-T Project Director

Aurore specializes in in-vivo Pharmacology. With prior experience in neurosciences, her key competencies in the lab include electro-physiological measurements and brain surgery. Being particularly talented in complex surgical procedures, she is able to measure evoked potentials of the auditory function on chronic and acute protocols, several of which she developed herself. With her expertise in project management, she leads IMPLAN-T, a collaborative project aiming to accelerate the development of an intra-cochlear drug delivery system.

Background

Master in Project Management and Innovation in Biotechnology with Honors (University of Montpellier)

Interests

Running and traveling

Favourite spot to run?

Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA

Susanna MALMSTRÖM, Ph.D

R&D Project Manager and COCHLEOFIX Project Director

Dr. Malmström has more than 12 years’ experience in academic research. She worked with rodent models and biomarker validation in neurodegenerative diseases, and is an expert in managing research and development projects, with a broad in-vitro and in-vivo technical competence. At CILcare, she coordinates and leads the pharmacokinetic studies, as well as CochleOfix in collaboration with KeenEye and the Institut Pasteur. Originally from Sweden, she interacts regularly with international experts in the field. She is also the author of several scientific publications.

Background

Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (University of Lund, Sweden), M.A. (University of Texas, Austin), Post-doc in the field of ion transport (INRA, Montpellier)

Interests

Outdoor activities and nature
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What causes are you passionate about?

Living in harmony with nature and reducing our carbon footprint.

Cyrille SAGE, Ph.D

R&D Project Manager for the safety unit in Boston

Dr. Sage has nearly 20 years of experience in inner hair cell research, conducting research projects both in France and in the US. During the past 5 years, he worked as Research Associate in gene therapy in Harvard Medical School, where he led a research project aiming at studying the genomic regulation of hair cells. He brings to CILcare extensive experience and know-how in inner ear biology including microsurgery (round window injection, intracochlear administration) cochleogram, and in vivo gene delivery.

Background

Ph. D in Neuroscience (University of Marseille II, France). Post-doc (Massachussetts General Hospital of Boston, USA)

Interests

Cooking, animated movies

Who is your favouriteManga character?

Major Motoko Kusanagi

Véronique BAUDOUX

Engineer and R&D Project Manager

Véronique’s expertise lies in the most advanced electrophysiological and electroacoustic measurement techniques. Before joining CILcare, she worked in Professor Paul Avan’s laboratory, who is known world-wide for his measurements of Evoked Potentials. Véronique focuses on the development and management of behavioral models for the tinnitus platform, and excels in surgical techniques, notably for the round window local administration.

Background

Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Clermont Ferrand)

Interests

Cinema

Best movies seen recently

Lion, by Garth Davis; Wild, by Jean-Marc Vallée

Gaëlle NAERT, Ph.D

Chief Operations Officer

Gaëlle spent 13 years in France and Canada developing animals models to investigate the therapeutic avenues of major Central Nervous System disorders, such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease, neuro-inflammation processes which relate to otic and hearing diseases. Aside from developing drugs for CNS disorders, she has a wide range of project management and business development competencies, and is the author of many scientific communications and publications, as well as receiving many scholarships and awards.

Background

Ph.D in Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology (University of Montpellier), Post-doc in Neuroimmunology (CRCHUL, Québec) and Kinases (University of Montpellier) in Alzheimer’s disease

Interests

Zumba

How do you relax?

By spending time with family and friends.

Sergio GONZALEZ, Ph.D

R&D Project Manager and DETEC-T Project Director

Dr. Gonzalez has strong technical competence in animal surgery, in-vivo imaging, electrophysiology and behavioral tests, and solid experience in managing research and development projects. Before joining CILcare, he worked for three years in the molecular and cellular mechanism of peripheral nervous system degeneration and regeneration, and taught Cellular Biology and Biochemistry in the University of Montpellier and Barcelona. He is the author of several international publications and holds a patent.

Background

Ph. D in Biochemistry and Molecular biology (University of Barcelona, Spain) in the field of neuronal receptors and neurodegenerative diseases. Post-doc (Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier), certificate in Experimental Rodent Surgery (University of Montpellier, France)

Interests

CrossFit, hiking

Favourite food

I always eat vegetarian !

Marie PEYTAVY-IZARD

Marketing & Business Development Director

Marie has a broad range of innovation marketing and business development experience, and has played key roles in product launches in pharma, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Having previously led the global marketing strategy for a start-up company specializing in the development and marketing of health food ingredients for Type 2 diabetes prevention, as well as serving as Clinical Project Manager for the conduct of clinical trials in partnership with CRO’s, she is now responsible for the strategic direction of commercial activities for CILcare.

Background

Biochemical engineer, with a degree in Innovation Marketing (Toulouse Business School)

Passion in life

Ballet

Guilty pleasure

Chocolate!

Elodie FLASZKA

R&D Project Manager

Elodie demonstrates an excellent level of technical skills in fields including neurosurgery, general surgery, and behavioral tests. A graduate in analytical and experimental biology, she has been working for 5 years on the development of drug candidates in neurosciences. For CILcare, she specializes in the in-vivo models of ear inflammation, and carries out efficacy studies, as well as other tasks, from designing protocols to interpreting discovery data, with great talent and dynamism!

Background

BTS in Bioanalysis and Quality Control (Ecole de Saliège, Toulouse), and a Licence in Analytical and Experimental Biology (IUT de Montpellier II)

Interests

African dance (Mandingue)

How does this interest help you?

It fills me with positive energy and a sense of wellbeing.

Mark SELF

Executive Assistant

Mark has a broad set of skills which he uses to help CILcare in its new growth phase. Having lived in Europe and South America, he is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, with proficiency in Italian and Portuguese. Before joining CILcare, he held a number of different positions in varied domains such as education, gardening, and tourism. These experiences, combined with his strong capability to communicate and adapt, allow him to bring different techniques and perspectives to the table, helping in areas including communication and administration.

Background

Education, tourism, gardening and languages.

Interests

Languages and travelling

Favourite holiday destination

Edinburgh, Scotland

Amandine LABOULAIS

PhD. Student

Amandine is currently working towards obtaining her PhD in Biophysics at the University of Montpellier. She provides a fresh and dynamic perspective to CILcare, as she navigates between her work, which involves providing us with flawless imaging and keeping us up-to-date with all the latest techniques in image processing, and writing her thesis on the search of behaviorally validated physiological markers of tinnitus in rodents: an approach centered on MRI methods.

Background

Image Processing, Biophysics, Nanoscience, Bioengineering (University of Montpellier)

How do you spend your free time?

I run and cycle a lot, and I sing in a gospel choir

What is your favourite musical genre?

Jazz, blues and British rock