Nathalie Josso, MD, PhD
Nathalie Josso, MD, PhD, was born in Paris in 1934. She obtained her MD degree from the University of Paris and did his internship in Paediatrics at Necker-Enfant Malades Hospital. Passionate about research, she was a disciple of Alfred Jost at Collège de France, with whom she learned about the existence of the “Müllerian inhibitor”. Nathalie combined clinical work as a consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and her passion as a researcher at INSERM. She created the Unité de Recherches sur l’Endocrinologie du Développement at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, where she led a successful team that resolved the glycoprotein nature of the Müllerian inhibitor ―that she named Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH)―, and then subsequently cloned the bovine AMH gene and the gene of its specific receptor AMHR2. She was member of ESPE, the Endocrine Society and the PES. She never abandoned her passion for AMH, and has been an active author until recently. Nathalie was fond of Paris, arts and boating; she loved sharing her time with her family and friends. Nathalie left us on November 20th 2022, surrounded by her family, serene, after a happy and full life.