As a team of Dominican friars and scholars committed to the preaching of the gospel, we are convinced that the Thomistic intellectual tradition can provide insightful and compelling responses to these questions. Each of us brings specialized training in biology, physics, philosophy, or theology to our collaboration.
Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., currently serves as an Associate Professor of Biology and of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. and his S.T.D. in Moral Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. His NIH-funded laboratory at Providence College (www.austriacolab.com) is investigating the genetics of programmed cell death using the yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, as model organisms. His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press. It was recognized as a 2012 Choice outstanding academic title by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
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The image of St. Thomas Aquinas was painted by Carlo Crivelli (c.1435-c.1495) as part of the Demidoff Altarpiece intended for the Church of San Domenico in Ascoli Piceno in Italy. It is currently housed at the National Gallery in London. It is centered within the Circle of Life, a depiction of the evolutionary phylogenetic tree based on the ribosomal RNA of 3,000 living species, first drawn this way by biologist David Hillis at the University of Texas in Austin. Click here for a full size version.
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