Luciano has served as Intercept’s Chief Scientific Officer from 2008 until recently when he has named Head of External Scientific Research. He has over 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.
He was a co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at BioXell S.p.A., where he was responsible for advancing a pipeline of products based on vitamin D receptor agonists in multiple disease indications. During his tenure, BioXell raised significant capital from international venture capital firms, and was listed at the Swiss stock exchange.
Earlier in his career, he served as associate director of Roche Milano Ricerche, and was research director of a unit at the Preclinical Research Center, Sandoz Pharma, Ltd., in Basel, Switzerland.
He has authored over 300 journal articles and other scientific publications, becoming a highly cited researcher in immunology, with a focus on immune suppressive and immunoregulatory mechanisms in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. He is a board member of a number of peer-reviewed publications and has served as president of the Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology.