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 interactions with Tomomi and the other scientists at the MBL provided me with new ideas for future avenues of historical research that never would have occurred to me otherwise

Michelle LaBonte PhD Biology, HPS PhD candidate @Harvard University

[After discussions with embedded historians and philosophers] I’m starting to think about things differently.

Rudolf Oldenbourg Senior Scientist @MBL