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Biography

BPhil in Anthropology: University of Pittsburgh (2009)

MPhil in Human Evolutionary Studies (Biological Anthropology): Cambridge University (2010)

Research Interests

History and philosophy of biology

Embryology/developmental biology in the 20th century

Morphogenesis

Evolutionary theory and history

Developmental evolution/Evo-Devo

Skeletal growth and development

 

Publications

In press

Maienschein, Jane, Kate MacCord. “Changing Conceptions of Human Nature,” In Frankenstein Eds. Jason Robert, Ed Finn, David Guston. Boston, MA: MIT Press. In press.

Steinert, Beatrice, Kate MacCord. “Visualizing the Cell: Pictorial Styles and their Epistemic Goals in General Cytology,” In Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections on Cowdry’s Cytology Eds. Karl Matlin, Jane Maienschein, Manfred Laubichler. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. In press.

MacCord, Kate, Jane Maienschein. “The Historiography of Embryology and Developmental Biology,” In Historiography of Biology Eds. Michael Dietrich, Mark Borrello, Oren Harman. In press.

In print

MacCord, Kate. "Whose view of embryos?." Studies in History and Philosophy of Biol & Biomed Sci 53 (2015): 103-106.

MacCord, Kate, Jane Maienschein, Wes Anderson, Marci Baranski, Florian Huber, Valerie Racine, Jonathan LaTourelle.  “The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) History Project.” News from the Profession newsletter of the History of Science Society (2014) October.

MacCord, Kate, Jessica Ranney, Erica O’Neil. “3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival.” News from the Profession newsletter of the History of Science Society (2014) July.

MacCord, Kate, Guido Caniglia, Jacqueline E. Moustakas‐Verho, and Ann C. Burke. "The Dawn of Chelonian Research: Turtles between Comparative Anatomy and Embryology in the 19th Century." Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324, no. 3 (2015): 169-180. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22587

MacCord, Kate. “The Unpredictable Species: What Makes Humans Unique by Philip Lieberman.” The Quarterly Review of Biology 89 no. 1 (2014): 58–59. doi:10.1086/675021

MacCord, Kate, "Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840)". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2014-01-22). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/7512.

MacCord, Kate, "Endothelium". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2014-01-28). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/7517.

MacCord, Kate, "Ectoderm". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2013-12-02). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/6642.

MacCord, Kate, "Mesoderm". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2013-11-26). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/6603.

MacCord, Kate, "Endoderm". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2013-11-17). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/6584.

MacCord, Kate, "Germ Layers". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2013-09-17). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/6273.

MacCord, Kate, "Human Evolution Inferred from Tooth Growth and Development". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2013-03-28). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/4936.

MacCord, Kate, "The inductive capacity of oral mesenchyme and its role in tooth development (1969-1970), by Edward J. Kollar and Grace R. Baird". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2013-03-15). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/4218.

MacCord, Kate, "Biological Clocks and the Formation of Human Tooth Enamel". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2013-01-31). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/4213.

Kearl, Megan, Kate MacCord. "On the Induction of Embryonic Primordia by Implantation of Organizers from Different Species" (1924), Hilde Mangold's Dissertation". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2012-12-19). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/4208.

MacCord, Kate, "Epithelium". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2012-10-17). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/3946.

MacCord, Kate, "Mesenchyme". Embryo Project Encyclopedia (2012-09-14). ISSN: 1940-5030 http://embryo.asu.edu/handle/10776/3941.

Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 516History of Biology
BIO 518History of Biology
BIO 591Seminar
Honors / Awards

2012-2013     Fulbright Grantee (Finland)

2009-2010    Gates Cambridge Scholar (University of Cambridge)

Editorships

Developing Editor, Harvard University Press. Developing Editor on Lucie Laplane’s book: Cancer Stem Cell

Professional Associations
Philosophy of Science Association (September 2016 to present) MBL Society (July 2015 to present) Pan American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (April 2015 to present) International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) (2011 to present) History of Science Society (HSS) (2010 to present)
Service

September 2015-present: Coordinator, Digital History and Philosophy of Science Consortium

July 2014-present: Student representative, Joint Caucus for Socially Engaged Philosophers and Historians of Science (JCSEPHS), History of Science Society/Philosophical Society of America