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…

University of Lübeck, Sept 2019

I’ll be speaking at the workshop “Replication of Crises: Psychology in Times of Epistemic Upheaval” at the University of Lübeck on Sept 19-20, 2019. Jumping the species barrier: reproducibility concerns as a trans-disciplinary phenomenon One of the unique aspects of the reproducibility/replication crisis is that it is a trans-disciplinary phenomenon. A 2016 study conducted by…

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…