History and Philosophy of Biology
Richard Goldschmidt's Heresies
I am currently completing a biography of Goldschmidt's bad reputation as a biologist that contrasts different representations of his life and work.
Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology
I am editing a collection of essay with Oren Harman on innovations created by outsiders to biology. This book is in press with the University of Chicago Press for publication in 2013.
History and Philosophy of Molecular Evolution
I have projects underway concerning model building and method selection in molecular evolution, especially with the rise of both DNA sequences and computerization.
History of Embryology in the Twentieth Century
I am currently researching the fate of embryologists who were forced to flee Germany. I am focusing on Hans Holtfreter's research on the mechanics of gastrulation and Viktor Hamburger's developmental genetics research on the creeper mutant. This work is also part of the Embryo Project.