Dr. Catherine Racowsky, Ph.D., HCLD
Dr. Catherine Racowsky is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emerita, Harvard Medical School and is a University Consultant for Hopital Foch, Suresnes, France. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Zoology at the University of Oxford, her Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Cambridge and undertook her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Racowsky is Immediate Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has served on several professional committees including the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology Executive Council, the International Taskforce for Stem Cell Research, government oversight committees for reproductive medicine, and the ASRM Practice Committee. She is a past Associate Editor of Human Reproduction and Fertility & Sterility and is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and a member of the editorial boards of Fertility and Sterility and Reproductive Biomedicine Online. Her research interests include investigating the effects of maternal and environmental factors on oocyte quality, studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying oocyte maturation in vivo and in vitro, expanding methodologies for assessing human embryo developmental competency, and improving quality control and quality management in the clinical IVF laboratory. She has authored over 150 peer-reviewed papers on various aspects of mammalian oocyte and embryo physiology, has published numerous news releases and book chapters, and has co-edited seven books.