Genentech cancer R&D vet Raphaël Rousseau jumps ship, joins Gritstone
When you’re looking to break new ground and make a reputation for yourself in cancer R&D, one of the best places to raid talent is the legendary biotech Genentech. And the personalized cancer vaccine player Gritstone Oncology helped prove that point again today with the recruitment of Genentech vet and longtime cancer researcher Raphaël F. Rousseau as its new chief medical officer.
Rousseau’s long resume includes a stint as global franchise head for pediatrics in Genentech’s Product Development Oncology division. He “managed a clinical team of physicians and scientists across sites as well as a cross-functional development and study management team of more than 60 people across several key functions, including clinical science, safety, regulatory, research, biomarkers, clinical pharmacology and operations,” adds his short-form biographers.
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