By supporting the activities of scholars at the intersection of HPS and the life sciences, the McDonnell Initiative has provided many with the chance to grow their research programs in new and exciting directions.
successful grants related to regeneration working groups (2019-present)
s. andrew inkpen
Andrew Inkpen is the leader of the McDonnell Microbial Regeneration working group.
(2019 – 2020) “Health Across Living Systems,” Brandon University New Faculty Research Grant, Brandon University, to Andrew Inkpen.
(2021) Emergence Canceropole grant: “Philosophical and experimental analysis of clonal dynamics.” PI: Lucie Laplane. Partners: Leïla Perié (Curie); Stephane de Botton and Christophe Willekens (Gustave Roussy Hospital).
Lucie laplane and Michel vervoort
Laplane and Vervoort are the project leaders for the Stem Cell Regeneration working group.
(2020 – 2023) ANR-PRC 2019, “Philosophy, Phylogeny, and Biology of Stem Cells,” Acronyme: STEM, Partners: IHPST, IJM (M. Vervoort and E. Gazave lab), Hospital Saint-Louis (A. Puissant lab), PI: L. Laplane.
(2020 – 2021) ARC grant 2019: Defining molecular and cellular crossroads between Cancer and Regeneration: Insights from Platynereis, an emerging cell and developmental biology model. PIs: M. Vervoort and E. Gazave.
(2020 – 2021) Ligue national contre le cancer 2019: Defining molecular and cellular crossroads between Cancer and Regeneration: Insights from Platynereis, an emerging cell and developmental biology model. PIs: M. Vervoort and E. Gazave.
Successful grants resulting from McDonnell Initiative Pilot program (2016-2019)
Maienschein is the co-Director, along with Kate MacCord, of the McDonnell Initiative.
(2019 – 2022) NSF, with Mary Elting, Saad Bhamia, and Fred Chang, “Collaborative Research: CYBORG cells: Modular integration of synthetic organelles into living cells.”
(2019) NSF, Ideas Lab on Synthetic Cells.
Karl Matlin and Jane Maienschein
Matlin is a professor emeritus at University of Chicago. He led the microscopy component of the initiative during the pilot grant.
(2016 – 2020) Webster Foundation, “History and Philosophy of Science at the MBL.”
Sterner is a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences. He led the taxonomy component of the initiative during the pilot grant.
(2018 – 2021) NSF, with Nico Franz, Manfred Laubichler, Liz Lerman, Joeri Witteveen, “Productive Ambiguity in Classification.
(2019 – 2021) ASU, with Nico Franz, “Biodiversity Data Science Initiative.”
(2019) ASU, with Nico Franz, “Workshop: Closing the Feedback Loop between Decision-Making and Biodiversity.”
Worliczek is a research fellow at the University of Vienna. She was a McDonnell Scholar in 2019.
(2019 – 2021) Gerda Henkel Foundation. Two year research fellowship.