MacCord_Close UpI am 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 is at the intersection of development and evolution with particular interest in how investigators have understood the role of morphogenesis in these processes, and the roles that assumptions play within scientific practice and explanations.