Historians and philosophers of science and scientists work on the same problems. So, why not work on these problems together and transform the way we understand them? That’s what we do.

We are investigating how regeneration works across the scales of complex living systems.


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What people are saying about the McDonnell Initiative @MBL

My research is already interdisciplinary, however, the conversations / discussion from this workshop opened my eyes as to how far the realm of interdisciplinary research can be extended.

Arvind Varsani PhD Molecular and Cell Biology @ASU 

It was nice to take the time to address philosophical issues within our research. The problems are known, but often ignored, as if they will somehow resolve themselves.

Katja Seltmann PhD Biology @ UCSB