Research Seminar-First Session- Winter 2024

When and Where

Wednesday, February 07, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Victoria College
91 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7


Jacqueline Sullivan


                                                                 Research Seminars

                                                                    In-person event

The IHPST research seminars are in-person events centered on discussing recent scholarship in the history/philosophy of science and technology. We read an article in advance, and we discuss it with the author. Invited scholars make a brief presentation to situate the paper in the context of their work.

For a copy of the paper, please write two weeks in advance of a research seminar to Adriana Leviston <>

For questions, write to the organizer, Marga Vicedo:

Professor Jacqueline Sullivan (Philosophy Department, Western University) will present The Epistemic Promise of Collaborative Triangulation in Translational Neuroscience: Preliminary Insights from TRIDENT

The Translational Research Initiative to De-risk NeuroTherapeutics (TRIDENT), which is funded through a New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation Grant, brings together a multi-institutional transdisciplinary team of researchers to revolutionize the discovery of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s disease). As one of the co-investigators on the grant and a member of TRIDENT’s Open Science and Policy Team, my role is to investigate collaborative, open science, and investigative practices surrounding TRIDENT’s combined use of neural organoids, rodent models, and marmoset models of neurodegenerative disease. The aim of my talk will be to describe the goals of TRIDENT, to tease out some aspects of the initiative that may be of particular interest to historians and philosophers of science, and to describe some preliminary findings with respect to what I am dubbing “collaborative triangulation” in TRIDENT.  

February 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. VC303

No registration is required

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