MacCord_Close UpI am a Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, where I teach history of medicine, history of biology, and biology & society.

I am also the Program Administrator and McDonnell Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, where I run the McDonnell Initiative. Our goal, in the McDonnell Initiative, is to bring historians and philosophers of science into collaboration with life scientists in order to transform the research of both fields.

My research in history and philosophy of science aims to uncover historically entrenched assumptions in current science and explore the repercussions of these assumptions. My goal is to use history and philosophy of science to transform and accelerate scientific research. My focus is on germline research and human genome editing.