Nicanor Austriaco O.P.
Sowa Hall 229B
S.T.D. - Moral Theology, University of Fribourg
Ph.D. - Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area(s) of Expertise:
Biology of cancer, aging, and programmed cell death, health care ethics and bioethics in the Catholic tradition, philosophical and theological implications of modern evolutionary theory.
Laprade, D. Brown, M. McCarthy, M. Ritch, J. Austriaco, O.P., N. (2016) Filamentation protects Candida albicans from amphotericin B-induced programmed cell death via a mechanism involving the yeast metacaspase, MCA1. Microbial Cell.(3), 285-292.
Austriaco, O.P., N. (2016) A Philosophical Assessment of TK's Autopsy Report: Implications for the Debate Over the Brain Death Criteria. Linacre Quarterly.(83), 192-202.
Austriaco, O.P., N. (2015) Abortion Shame, Abortion Shaming, and the Reintegrative Mercy of God (Evangelium vitae, §99). Nova et Vetera.(13), 115-128.
Austriaco, O.P., N. (2015) A Fittingness Argument for the Historicity of the Fall of Homo sapiens. Nova et Vetera.(13), 651-667.
Austriaco, O.P., N. (2015) Bioethics in Laudato Si: The Ecological Law as a Moral Principle. National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.(15), 657-664.
Chin, C. Donaghey, F. Helming, K. McCarthy, M. Rogers, S. Austriaco, O.P., N. (2014) Deletion of AIF1 but not of YCA1/MCA1 protects Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans cells from caspofungin-induced programmed cell death. Microbial Cell.(1), 58-63.
Cascio, V. Gittings, D. Merloni, K. Hurton, M. Laprade, D. Austriaco, O.P., N. (2013) S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine protects the probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii from acid-induced cell death. BMC Microbiology.(13), 35.
Austriaco, O.P., N. (2011) Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press
Cebulski, J. Malouin, J. Pinches, N. Cascio, V. Austriaco, O.P., N. (2011) Yeast Bax Inhibitor, Bxi1p, is an ER-localized Protein that Links the Unfolded Protein Response and Programmed Cell Death in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS ONE.(6), e20882.Detailed CVPersonal website