Based at Takeda’s Cambridge, MA, research campus, Loïc is the global Head of the Oncology Drug Discovery Unit. Before, Loïc was responsible for building the Immuno-Oncology portfolio with a worldwide network of outstanding biotech and academic collaborators and leading Takeda Cell Therapy Discovery. Before joining Takeda in 2016, Loïc spent nine years at Sanofi, where he led Oncology Drug Discovery Pharmacology, Immunotherapy, and Oncology External Innovation teams. Before joining Sanofi in 2007, Loïc was the Head of the Pharmacology and Oncology programs at Endotis Pharma.
An Oncology Scientist with international academia, biotech, and pharmaceutical industry experience, Loïc obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Rouen, France, and received the Young Scientist Award from the Bettencourt-Schueller’s Foundation for his work.
Loïc completed his Oncology postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. Shahin Rafii’s laboratory at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY, where he collaborated with several biotechs. Loïc is a Board Director at Adaptate Biotherapeutics.