Hélène joined Step Pharma in 2018. Prior to this, she spent 10 years with TxCell in Sophia Antipolis, France, where she was responsible for non-clinical pharmacology and toxicology to support phase 1/2 clinical development programmes. Before this, she was Head of Laboratory in the Immunopharmacology Department of Serono, Ivrea, Italy, developing in vitro and in vivo models to support antibody and small-molecules projects. Prior experience includes several years working in start-up companies in Canada and France developing cell-based therapies for autoimmune diseases.
Hélène obtained her PhD in immunology from the Centre of Immunology in Marseille, France; she followed this with a post-doctoral fellowship at Washington University, St Louis, USA.