Koffi Maglo is visiting MIT from the University of Cincinnati. He studied up to his B.A. in Togo and holds a Ph.D. (1998) from the University of Burgundy in France. He did postdoctoral studies at Virginia Tech in the USA (1999-2001). He currently collaborates with the National Human Genome Center at Howard University. His research interests include the history of gravitational theory, the constitution of scientific reality in population genetics, the epistemic status of the race concept in genomic and biomedical research, and issues of theory justification in both Analytic and Continental philosophy of science. He has published on Bachelard and positivism and on Kuhn and Newton.