Senior researcher Catherine Jessus studied at the École Normale Supérieure, earning a teaching diploma in the natural sciences and a PhD in biology. After completing her dissertation, she pursued her research in cellular division and gamete formation in Belgium and the US. After returning to France, she set up a research team and in 2004 became director of the Developmental Biology Laboratory (LBD, CNRS/UPMC). Between 2012 and 2014 she oversaw the reorganization of biological research at the Paris-based Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), where she founded the Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine. Catherine Jessus has been head of the INSB since May 2013.
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