Expertise & passion

Genoskin is a team of innovative minds with a heart for challenges

Genoskin is powered by a dynamic team with a heart for innovation and challenges. Our passion makes us push the boundaries of research and drug development every day, so you can safely rely on our expertise and know-how.

Making science move forward

Pascal Descargues Genoskin CEO Founder

Pascal Descargues, PhD

Founder, CEO

About our CEO & Founder

Pascal is the founder and CEO of Genoskin. Before launching the company 11 years ago, Pascal had acquired over 15 years of experience in research on the development and characterization of pathological skin models. He holds a PhD in Pathophysiology from the University of Toulouse, France. He also holds Master’s Degree in Management from Toulouse Business School.

Back in 2009, as a researcher in skin biology and rare skin diseases, Pascal realized that animals are not replicating human biology effectively enough. He also realized that thousands of human skin samples discarded from plastic surgeries every year, could be used to help researchers to discover new drugs and avoid animal experimentation.

Pascal saw the opportunity to use an abundantly available resource without having to harm animals and without having to support all the costs associated with animal experimentation. Discarded human skin samples are precious, because they’re human, more reliable and can help researchers to reduce development cost and time to get drugs to market by offering access to reliable human data.

Our Chief Commercial Officer, Eric Merle. Part of our team of skin experts

Eric Merle, PhD

Chief Business Innovation Officer

Meet our Chief Business Innovation Officer

Eric leads our business innovation efforts and strategic development. He joined Genoskin in 2018. Eric has spent his career developing commercial and corporate strategies globally for some of the life science industry’s most recognizable companies. Previously at Intrexon (XON), he led the development of the consumer sector portfolio and business strategy as the Senior Director of Strategic Alliances and Innovation. Prior to Intrexon, Eric developed growth strategies for the Life Sciences division of SGS (SGSN), the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. He has also held commercial roles at Cellectis (CLLS), Sigma Aldrich (SIAL), Becton Dickinson (BDX), and Fisher Scientific (TMO).


Claire Jardet, MSc, PhD

Chief Operations Officer

Meet our Chief Operations Officer

Claire holds a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degree from the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA, Toulouse). She also studied at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and speaks English, German, and French fluently. Claire joined Genoskin in 2013 as part of her Ph.D. thesis. Her research focused on the development of an ex vivo human skin cancer model.

Following her Ph.D., Claire took leadership of our Production department in France and set up a task management program for the technical team. She is now in charge of both the Production and Service departments for the group. Claire manages the operational side of our activity, including resources optimization, team coordination and engagement, results control, process scale-up and standardization as well as strategy implementation. With over 9 years of experience at Genoskin and strong expertise in skin, Claire ensures the best quality of our solutions across both locations.

Frederick Roques - Chief Financial Officer - Genoskin

Frederick Roques

Chief Financial Officer

Meet our Chief Financial Officer

Frederick is French-American with 20 years of experience in international finance, most recently as Executive Director at EY. Working on both the External Audit and Consultancy Practices at EY, Frederick has managed projects around the world and specializes in global digital transformation.

With his multi-sector and multi-standard (PCG, IFRS, US GAAP) experience, he continues to structure, transform and optimize the financial aspects of Genoskin. Also taking an active part in the general administration, Frederick structures the back office to leverage the continual growth of Genoskin through modern tools and process optimization.

Frederick holds a Masters in Finance, Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Toulouse and is a licensed French Accountant and External Auditor.

Nicolas Gaudenzio - Genoskin Chief Scientific Officer

Nicolas Gaudenzio

Chief Scientific Officer

Meet our Chief Scientific Officer

Dr Gaudenzio completed his PhD in 2012 at the University of Toulouse, France, and holds a doctorate in immunology. Following his post-doctorate in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University (CA, USA), he now heads a large Inserm cross-disciplinary research group, which was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in 2018. His work has contributed substantially to identifying molecular and cellular targets involved in allergic and non-allergic inflammation and to the development of new data analysis processes to study preclinical models and clinical samples from patients. In 2021, Dr Gaudenzio received the prestigious ACTERIA Early Career Research Prize in Allergology awarded every two years by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) and the award of physiology and medicine from the French Academy of Sciences in Lyon, France.

Dr Gaudenzio’s work has been published in prestigious scientific journals such as Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Cell, Science, Nature Communications and others. He is a member of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and the French Society for Immunology (SFI).

Anna Falkovsky Genoskin VP Sales

Anna Falkovsky

Vice President of Sales

Meet our Vice-President of Sales

Anna joined Genoskin in 2022 to lead our global sales and business development teams, bringing with her 20 years of business development and leadership experience in the Biotech industry and non-clinical CRO field. Anna began her career in academic research at Thomas Jefferson University, resulting in several publications. Subsequently transitioning into the private sector, Anna held roles of increasing commercial scope and responsibility for major biotechnology companies including ThermoFisher Scientific, Qiagen and EMD Millipore. Most recently, Anna was Head of US Sales and Technical Support (Catalog Products) at Genscript. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s Degree in Microbiology. Anna’s leadership ensures that the Genoskin sales team provides our clients with thoughtful and tailored guidance, identifying the leading edge of Genoskin products in order to best support their specific research needs.

Vicky Tourte HR & Administrative Director

Vicky Tourte

HR & Administrative Director

Meet our HR & Administrative Director

After a series of enriching work experiences abroad, Vicky moved back to France to start her own company. She established her reputation working for a wide range of companies while combining her humane values with a rigorous approach. Vicky started her career at Genoskin in 2015, as a Consultant in Administration and Human Resources. At the start, she essentially helped out with accountancy and administrative issues. In 2017, she joined the company full-time, where her work gradually evolved to include finance and human resources. She now is our HR and Administrative Director, supervising all HR matters. Together with our CFO, she also manages our administrative team.

Learn about our teams of skin experts

Custom drug development research projects

Our team even takes on highly specific drug development and research projects. Should you be interested, please don’t hesitate to contact us.