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 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.
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.
Oncology, Neurology and Psychiatry, as well as leading projects in T2 Diabetes and Age-Related Hearing Loss.
Singing and dancing, Rock and Jazz music
Who is your favourite artist?
Marie-Pierre PASDELOU, PharmD
Founder, Chief Compliance 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.
Pharm.D from Paris V, with degrees in Pharmacokinetics and Geron-technology
Sailing, the sea, and reading
Which historical character inspires you?
Sylvie PUCHEU, Ph.D
Founder, Director of Preclinical Innovation
Dr. 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.
Ph.D in Cardiovascular Pharmacology (University of Grenoble), post-doc in Boston for Eukarion
Sports (sailing and skiing), travelling
What is your favourite destination?
The USA (especially California and Boston)
Engineer, Director of Quality
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.
Engineering degree in Life Sciences and Pharmacology
How do you keep fit?
I go swimming on a regular basis.
Director of CILcare USA and Head of Operational Excellence
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.
Master in Project Management and Innovation in Biotechnology with Honors (University of Montpellier)
Running and traveling
Favourite spot to run?
Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA
Susanna MALMSTRÖM, Ph.D
Dr. Malmström has more than 20 years’ experience in academic and industrial research. She is an expert in managing research and development projects, with a broad in-vitro and in-vivo technical competence related to otology and CNS. At CILcare, she is responsible of strategic alliances established with other CRO and partners. Originally from Sweden, she interacts regularly with international experts in the field. She is also the author of several scientific publications.
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)
Outdoor activities and nature
What causes are you passionate about?
Living in harmony with nature and reducing our carbon footprint.
Engineer and R&D Senior 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.
Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (University of Clermont Ferrand)
Best movies seen recently
Lion, by Garth Davis; Wild, by Jean-Marc Vallée
Gaëlle NAERT, Ph.D
Chief Scientific & 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.
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
How do you relax?
By spending time with family and friends.
R&D Senior 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!
BTS in Bioanalysis and Quality Control (Ecole de Saliège, Toulouse), and a Licence in Analytical and Experimental Biology (IUT de Montpellier II)
African dance (Mandingue)
How does this interest help you?
It fills me with positive energy and a sense of wellbeing.
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.
Education, tourism, gardening and languages.
Languages and travelling
Favourite holiday destination
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.
Biochemical engineer, with a degree in Innovation Marketing (Toulouse Business School)
Passion in life
Research engineer and PhD Candidate
Camille specializes in experimental and regenerative medicine. Before joining CILcare, she was part of a research project in Canada investigating the crucial role of free radicals and oxidative stress on cerebral functions throughout the aging process and in some neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. At CILcare, Camille is involved in our DETEC-T research project, which aims to develop the understanding and interpretation of physiological measures in rodent models of tinnitus, notably employing the gap-inhibited acoustic startle (GPIAS).
Master’s in Health and Biology at the University of Montpellier
Travelling, tennis, volleyball, music.
Your most unforgettable experience?
Winter in Canada, -40°C!
Carolanne COYAT, Ph.D
R&D Senior Project Manager
Carolanne’s expertise lies in auditory neuropathy. Over the past five years, she has been working on the evaluation of molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for sensorineural and age-related hearing loss. At CILcare, Dr. Coyat brings her expertise to the pharmacokinetics platform, along with her knowledge of the latest advances in histology, including ribbon synapses counting, electrophysiological techniques, and biological sampling.
Ph.D in Neuroscience (Institute of Neuroscience, Montpellier INM), Master’s in Toxicology at the University of Paul Sabatier Toulouse and UBO Brest
Beach volleyball, snorkelling
What do you dream of doing?
Diving with whales and sharks
Marion SOUCHAL, Ph.D
R&D Senior Project Manager
Marion’s expertise lies in highly advanced cochlear histology and electrophysiological measurement techniques. Before joining CILcare, she was working on the evaluation of molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for drug-induced and age-related hearing loss. Dr. Souchal has strong technical competence in histology, including immunohistochemistry, ribbon synapse counting, and biological sampling.
Ph.D in Neuroscience (Laboratory of Neurosensory Biophysics, Clermont Auvergne University),
Master’s degree in Genetics and Physiology at the Clermont Auvergne University
Horse riding, sports, traveling
Where was your best holiday?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Laboratory Technical Manager
With more than 10 years’ supervisory experience in pharmacology laboratories, Charles has industry and academic specific knowledge to effectively drive CILcare’s research & production operations. Charles is responsible for the laboratory’s safety, including equipment and software monitoring and implementation, and he oversees day-to-day operations, ensuring they are all in line with regulatory requirements. He also participates in the setup of new preclinical models, experimental methods, and protocols, and provides excellent support in data management.
Master’s degree in drug preclinical expertise, pharmacology (Bourgogne Pharmacy University)
Hiking and skiing
What is your dream ski trip?
To ski the 2000m descent of the Tabuchet glacier in the alps
Associate Director, Business Development
Lise is passionate about finding synergies within the field and building strong relationships. Her background in Neuroscience and business skills help her to understand the challenges of drug development for hearing indications and to find solutions to bring the innovation to patients.
Master’s degree in Integrative Biology and Physiology, specialized in Neuroscience (Sorbonne Sciences University & ICM), Master’s degree in Innovation Management, specialized in Entrepreneurship & Innovative Projects in Health (Sorbonne Sciences University)
Learning, teaching, music, languages
What does motivate you to wake up early in the morning?
The thirst for knowledge and a good breakfast.
Mathieu SCHUE, Ph.D
Director of Clinical Sciences and Operations
Mathieu has over 15 years of experience in life science research. Prior to joining CILcare, he managed R&D operations in a biotech company specialized in the development of therapeutic proteins to treat cystic fibrosis and chronic pancreatitis. He successfully brought drug candidates from preclinical to clinical phases and handled the preparation of regulatory documents to support Phase 2 CTA. Mathieu leads projects to define innovative development plan strategies of drug candidates specifically for ear disorders as well as identifying reference compounds in the various indications of hearing for CILcare’s clients.
Chemical Engineer (ENSCM Montpellier), PhD in Molecular Microbiology (University of Birmingham), Post-Doc at CEA and CNRS
Tennis, traveling, cooking
Your best travel experience?
R&D Project Manager, Anatomy & Physiology Scientist
Sébastien is specialized in histology, more precisely on the acquisition and analysis of images. Before joining CILcare, he worked on the mechanism of action of a new anti-cancer compound, and he also characterized biosensors to sense cancer activities. This background allowed him to get experienced in R&D project follow up. At CILcare, Sebastien is involved on histology and in-vivo experimentation.
Master’s degree in Drug Discovery and Structural Biology (Pharmaceutical University of Montpellier)
Climbing, traveling and nature
Which trip did you like the most?
Medical Writer & Assistant Program Manager
Laetitia is responsible for quality control and medical writing, leveraging from her varied experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Her keen understanding of drug development processes and applicable regulatory guidelines allows her to ensure the timely execution of R&D programs and compliance with clients’ requirements. Laetitia also coordinates the interactions between regulatory, data management, planning, and service providers.
Engineer in Industrial Biology and Research (EBI Cergy)
Traveling, drawing, and swimming
Your most unforgettable experience?
Living in Ireland for a year
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Digital Officer
With 20 years of experience in finance and business transformation in the life science industry, Jérôme brings an outstanding record of leadership in capital raising including IPO, investor relations, strategic planning and organization scale-up. Besides finance, he is also responsible of driving CILcare’s digital transformation and business outcomes by governing global data strategy and its execution. Jérôme previously held several executive positions at Sanofi such as Chief Financial Officer of Sanofi Poland and Director of R&D Finance of the Asia-Pacific region but also as CFO in a scale up Medtech.
Biology bachelor, Master’s degree in Business & Management (NEOMA Business School), Certificate of Board Secretary (French Institute of Administrators)
Trek, reading (biography esp), sports & music
Your favorite sports player?
R&D Project Manager Assistant
Before joining CILcare, Frédérique was a Surgical Unit Nurse for 17 years, which gave her extensive experience and skills to work with patients and in a fast-paced environment. Frédérique is highly involved in CILcare’s human clinical trials and is responsible of the good conduct of the battery of auditory and electrophysiology tests. Highly organized and detail-oriented, she is valuable team member to assist CILcare’s Senior Project Managers throughout the studies.
State-qualified nurse (IDE), State-qualified Surgical Unit Nurse (IBODE)
Travelling, nature, scuba diving
What do you dream of doing?
Family trip around the world without any roadmap
R&D Senior Project Manager, Cell Therapy
Karine is an expert in cell therapy research. Before joining CILcare, Karine was responsible of the in vivo model platform at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Biotherapies in Montpellier for 10 years. She led mesenchymal stem cells culture, managed biodistribution and toxicity studies of MSC in various murine models and conducted imaging and histomorphic analysis using confocal microscopy.
Chemical Engineer (ENSCM), PhD in Neurosciences and Biology (University of Montpellier, Inserm U710-UM2-EPHE)
Hiking, cooking, evenings out with friends
Cakes and chocolate
Engineer in data sciences and artificial intelligence, Hugo is working on building CILcare’s data architecture, analyzing and interpreting preclinical and clinical data with a focus on auditory measures and hair cell counting. Collaborating with CILcare’s cross-functional team, Hugo’s mission is to contribute to CILcare’s digital auditory signatures, will serve as novel biomarkers for precision medicine, using state-of-the-art data computer programming approaches.
Engineering degree in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (Télécom Physique Strasbourg) & Master’s in Data Science and Complex Systems (University of Strasbourg)
Music, traveling, sailing, writing & running
Favourite place for holidays