Hannah Landecker is the Director of the Institute for Society and Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also cross appointed at the Sociology Department and helps direct the UCLA EpiCenter, a research node for issues of Epigenetics, Reproduction and Society. Her work focuses on the social and historical study of biotechnology and life science, from 1900 to now. She is interested in the intersections of biology and technology, with a particular focus on cells, and the in vitro conditions of life in research settings. She has taught and researched in the fields of history of science, anthropology and sociology. She is currently working on a book called American Metabolism which looks at transformations to the metabolic sciences wrought by the rise of epigenetics, microbiomics, cell signaling and hormone biology.