AUSTRIACO, Nicanor Pier Giorgio

AUSTRIACO, Nicanor Pier Giorgio

Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Sacred Theology, University of Fribourg
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Master of Business Administration, Providence College
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

Research Highlights

  

Research Interests

  • 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

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

  • Cell and Molecular Biology

Major Recognitions

  

Professional Activities

  

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • 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) SAdenosyl-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.

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