Jenny Visser, PhD

April 08, 2020

Nominating Committee Chair, Ex-Officio

Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Jenny Visser, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where she heads the Metabolism and Reproduction laboratory. She studied Animal Science at the Agricultural University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. In 1998, she obtained her PhD at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Following, she was a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF, San Francisco, USA, where she identified one of the AMH type I receptors. In 2001 she returned to the Netherlands to investigate the role of AMH in ovarian function at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. At present, her research group focuses on various aspects of obesity, including functional genetics of obesity, sex differences in obesity and the interaction between gonadal function and metabolism. In addition, her group continues the research on the function and clinical application of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH). She participates in the Erasmus MC Academic Center of Obesity, Academic Center for Gender Specific Translational Research (Gesture), and the international Reproductive Genetics (Repro Gen) consortium and Genetics of PCOS consortium. She is an associate editor of Human Reproduction Update and has served as an editorial board member of Human Reproduction, Endocrinology, and Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. She is currently chair of the nominating committee and co-chair of the Special Interest Groups working group of the Endocrine Society. For the European Society of Endocrinology, she is a member of the Focus Area on Reproductive Endocrinology.

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