Growth

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 resulting from the regeneration working groups

Lucie laplane and Michel vervoort

Laplane and Vervoort are the project leaders for the Stem Cell Regeneration working group.

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, Avril 2020- March 2023

Michel Vervoort

ARC grant 2019: Defining molecular and cellular crossroads between Cancer and Regeneration: Insights from Platynereis, an emerging cell and developmental biology model. PI: 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. PI: M. Vervoort and E. Gazave; 2020-2021

Successful grants resulting from the McDonnell Initiative Pilot program

Jane Maienschein

Maienschein is the co-Director, along with Kate MacCord, of the McDonnell Initiative.

NSF, with Mary Elting, Saad Bhamia, and Fred Chang, “Collaborative Research: CYBORG cells: Modular integration of synthetic organelles into living cells,” 2019-2022 

NSF, 2019 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.

Webster Foundation, “History and Philosophy of Science at the MBL,” 2016-2019.

Beckett Sterner

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.

NSF, with Nico Franz, Manfred Laubichler, Liz Lerman, Joeri Witteveen, “Productive Ambiguity in Classification,” 2018-2021

ASU, with Nico Franz, “Workshop: Closing the Feedback Loop between Decision-Making and Biodiversity,” 2019

ASU, with Nico Franz, “Biodiversity Data Science Initiative,” 2019-2021

Hanna Worliczek

Worliczek is a research fellow at the University of Vienna. She was a McDonnell Scholar in 2019.

Gerda Henkel Foundation. Two year research fellowship.