Aspects of Steroid Hormone-Target Cell Interactions

  • Etienne-Emile Baulieu
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 117)


Being asked to present this Gregory Pincus memorial lecture naturally brings back many memories of this great man. The first time I saw him was in Paris when he visited Max Jayle’s laboratory twenty years ago. Later, during the period I spent in the Lieberman laboratory, I went to the Worcester Foundation where I spoke about dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, which was my favorite topic at that time. This work was subsequently presented at the 1964 Laurentian Hormone Conference at Lake George, New York. As a relatively young worker, I was at that time almost only interested in my own research. Pincus was a real leader, helping science by motivating individuals to expand their fields of interest. He enlarged my vision, drawing my attention to the overall significance of oral contraception. I consider that Dr. Pincus made an exceptional contribution by introducing his contemporaries to one of the most important tools that science has given to man. He sent me to the Puerto Rico clinics, asked me to participate in the organization of Steroid Congresses, and to sit on WHO Committees on Contraceptive Development. Thanks to him, I learned a lot, and even believe that my own work in the laboratory benefited from this sort of social activity. Needless to say, I am really happy that the Gregory Pincus Award Committee members have this year honoured the domain of steroid receptors which embraces both fundamental and applied research as Pincus would have liked. I am proud to have been selected and happy to share the Award with my very good friend Elwood Jensen whose pioneering contributions are known to all (1).


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  • Etienne-Emile Baulieu
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  1. 1.Inserm U33, Faculté de Médecine Lab. HormonesUniversité Paris-SudBicêtreFrance

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