Johns Hopkins University, Oct 2019

I’ll be presenting a pre-circulated paper in the Johns Hopkins History of Science, Technology and Medicine colloquium series on October 31st, 2019. Humans as a model for animals: Patterning preclinical reproducibility reform after clinical research In 2011 and 2012, two groups of pharmaceutical industry scientists published reports on their experiences attempting to reproduce results from…

4S annual meeting, Sept 2019

I’ll be participating in two panels at the 4S annual meeting on Sept 4-7, 2019. The first is a panel co-organized with Sergio Sismondo, “Classic STS Papers, Re-incorporated, Reimagined, Re-enacted.” The second is a panel organized by Aaron Panofsky and David Peterson, “Reproducibility and Other Problems: Practical and Institutional Responses to Contemporary Crises in Science.”…

University of Oxford, April 2019

I’ll be presenting at the conference “Standards and their containers: a global history of pathogen standardization” at the University of Oxford on April 12-13, 2019. When standardization means variation: the movement towards heterogenized mouse environments In April 2018, Nature magazine published a news feature with the title “Squeaky clean mice might be ruining research: send…