James Lowe is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine current and historical scientific practices, especially experimental and translational research in the life sciences. His present research includes an examination of the history and philosophy of genomics in the ‘TRANSGENE: Medical translation in the history of modern genomics’ collaborative project.
His prior research concerned the American biologist Edmund Beecher Wilson (1856-1939) and the role of normal development in Wilson’s early work in experimental embryology. He has published articles based on this research which examines the place and significance of biological variation in current scientific questions, methods and theory.