Francisco Lio

Senior Director Global Program Manager at Prothena

Francisco Lio has a comprehensive work experience spanning over two decades in the biopharmaceutical industry. Francisco currently holds the position of Senior Director, Global Program Manager at Prothena Corporation plc since August 2020. Before that, they served as a Business Development Advisor at ProxyKine, Inc. in 2020.

From 2015 to 2020, Francisco worked at Neuropore Therapies, where they held various roles of increasing responsibility, including Head of Program Management & Strategic Initiatives. Prior to that, they worked as a Senior Project Manager at Genoptix, a Novartis Company, from 2012 to 2013.

Before joining Genoptix, Francisco served as a Clinical Development Project Manager at Prometheus Laboratories from 2009 to 2011. Francisco also worked as an R&D Project Manager at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals from 2006 to 2009.

Francisco started their career as an Associate Scientist at Neurocrine Biosciences from 1999 to 2006. Francisco also gained research experience at the University of California, San Diego, as a Lab Assistant under Laurence Brunton in 1998 and as an Undergraduate Research Fellow under Laurence L. Brunton from 1996 to 1998. Additionally, they were a Research Fellow at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico in 1998.

Francisco Lio completed their Bachelor of Science in Biology from UC San Diego between 1993 and 1998. In addition, they obtained professional certificates, although the specific dates and field of study for these certificates are not provided.


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  • Senior Director Global Program Manager

    August, 2020 - present

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