From 2017-2019, the McDonnell Foundation funded the creation of working groups and workshops at the MBL that brought HPS researchers together with MBL and non-MBL scientists in order to work on problems and questions that cut across the fields of microscopy, systematics, and regeneration. This program gave rise to the full-scale McDonnell Initiative, focused on regeneration, today.
This pilot McDonnell Initiative also provided several McDonnell Scholars and affiliates the opportunity to reside at the MBL, where they each embedded in a laboratory, project, or working group and collaborated with MBL scientists.
The pilot initiative also helped stimulate several additional grants, described on our Impact page (under “Growth”).
For reports from two of the pilot McDonnell workshops, see below.