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About Takeda

Sarah L. Cole, Ph.D.


Dr. Cole joined TVI in December 2016 and is based in London. With over 15 years' experience at the forefront of preclinical research, Dr. Cole has had significant involvement within both academic and industrial environments. She has broad, cross-therapeutic area research interests, and since joining Takeda in 2009, has specialised in CNS discovery research. Holding senior management and scientific positions within the organisation, Dr. Cole has established high calibre multidisciplinary research teams, led research projects through early discovery phases, and has been integral in identifying, executing and managing several successful strategic research collaborations. Dr. Cole is a Visiting Professor in the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute for Child Health, and holds a position on the MRC Industrial CASE Panel. Prior to joining Takeda, Dr. Cole was Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, Chicago and has held scientific positions with GlaxoSmithKline, Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham. Dr. Cole holds a B.Sc. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Bath and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Cambridge.