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Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.


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Contact Information:
Sowa Hall 229B


S.T.D. - Moral Theology, University of Fribourg
Ph.D. - Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area(s) of Expertise:

Biology of aging and programmed cell death, biology and ethics of stem cell research, health care ethics and bioethics in the Catholic tradition

Selected Publications:

Laprade, David., Brown, Melissa., McCarthy, Morgan., Ritch, James., Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2016). Filamentation protects Candida albicans from amphotericin B-induced programmed cell death via a mechanism involving the yeast metacaspase, MCA1. Microbial Cell3 (7), 285-292.

Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2016). A Philosophical Assessment of TK's Autopsy Report: Implications for the Debate Over the Brain Death Criteria. Linacre Quarterly83, 192-202.

Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2015). Abortion Shame, Abortion Shaming, and the Reintegrative Mercy of God (Evangelium vitae, §99). Nova et Vetera13, 115-128.

Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2015). A Fittingness Argument for the Historicity of the Fall of Homo sapiens. Nova et Vetera13, 651-667.

Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2015). Bioethics in Laudato Si: The Ecological Law as a Moral Principle. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly15, 657-664.

Chin, Christopher., Donaghey, Faith., Helming, Katherine ., McCarthy, Morgan., Rogers, Stephen., Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2014). Deletion of AIF1 but not of YCA1/MCA1 protects Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans cells from caspofungin-induced programmed cell death. Microbial Cell1 (2), 58-63.

Cascio, Vincent., Gittings, Daniel., Merloni, Kristen., Hurton, Matthew., Laprade, David., Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2013). S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine protects the probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii from acid-induced cell death. BMC Microbiology13, 35.

Austriaco, O.P., Nicanor. (2011). Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press.

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