Cohort Program Blog

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Jonathan Bowen

    Authors: Bernie Cook
    Posted 13/03/2023
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    Who are you and what do you do?
    I'm Jonathan Bowen, and I'm a PhD student at Western University studying philosophy. I'm doing a lot of work on investigating responsiveness, answering conceptual questions like what is a stimulus and what is a response? A stimulus isn't just anything that causally affects you, or impacts you, and a response isn't…

  • Bio-inspired design: interview with PI Emilie Snell-Rood

    Authors: Ivana Truong
    Posted 21/02/2023
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    Could you introduce yourself?
    I’m Emilie Snell-Rood, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in the College of Biological Sciences and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. I'm broadly interested in how organisms deal with changing environments and what that means for conservation. In parallel, I’m interested…

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Christopher Austin

    Authors: Bernie Cook
    Posted 31/01/2023
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    What is your area of expertise?
    I often consider myself to work in the field of the metaphysics of science, which is to say that I work on fundamental issues, like causation and modality with respect to scientific disciplines. Although I'm interested in different disciplines, I primarily work in philosophy of biology, and more…