“Convergence science has advanced across many fronts, from nanotechnology to regenerative tissue,” says Nobel Laureate Phil Sharp of MIT. “But the funding allocated for convergence research in biomedical science is small and needs to be expanded. In fact, there is no federal agency with the responsibility to fund convergence in biomedical research.”
I thought it was nuts for a 50-something professional woman with a responsible job to spend hours a day watching two red-tailed hawks build a nest and a family on the ledge of an office building in Cambridge. But after just a few minutes with the group at 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, it all made sense to me.