Talks

University of Minnesota, Nov 2019

I’ll be speaking in the Colloquium for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota on November 15, 2019 The methodologists: following the scientists who make tools, not facts Much work in science and technology studies (STS) has focused on the production of scientific facts, and the scientists who…

Holtz brown bag, Nov 2019

I’ll be speaking in the Holtz brown bag series on Thursday Nov 7th, 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 the biomedical literature in their in-house laboratories. The…

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…

St Mary’s Hospital, Oct 2019

I’ll be speaking at the Retired Physician Seminar at St Mary’s Hospital on Saturday October 26, 2019. My talk will be on social and ethical issues in precision medicine, and the CME learning objectives are: Appreciate the psychosocial risks involved in non-invasive genetic testing, and understand how these risks vary depending on the information delivery…

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…

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…