Catherine Waldby is a Research Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS), Australian National University. From 2015 to 2022 she was the Director of RSSS. Her researches focuses on social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences. She is the author of over sixty research articles and seven monographs. Her recent books include Clinical Labor: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy (with Melinda Cooper, Duke University Press 2014) and The Oöcyte Economy: The Changing Meanings of Human Eggs Duke University Press (2019). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the History and Philosophy committee of the Academy of Science. She has received numerous national and international research grants for her work on stem cells, embryology, blood donation and biobanking, from the Australia Research Council, the National Health and Research Council, the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the European Union FP7 program. Her work has been translated into Italian, Chinese, Korean and German.