On Thursday, September 30th, 2021, Kathryn Maxson Jones, co-leader of the neuron regeneration working group, defended her dissertation in history of science at Princeton University. In addition to scholars from the Princeton community (Angela Creager, Katja Guenther, and D. Graham Burnett), Maxson Jones’ committee included McDonnell Initiative members Jane Maienschein and Jen Morgan. The defense was the first in the history department to include a practicing scientist.
Her defense, which was the first hybrid in-person and virtual dissertation defense for the History department at Princeton, was attended by friends, family, and scholars from around the world.
Maxson Jones’ dissertation is titled, “That Rose from the Sea Around Us: Aquatic Biology, Neurons, and the Transformation of Neurobiology, 1891-1952”. It traces the origins and development of neurobiology using marine organisms from the late-19th through mid-20th centuries.
Please join us in applauding the hard work of Dr. Maxson Jones