Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.Th.D.

Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, OP completed his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. and a Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.Th.D.) at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

He is Professor of Biology and Theology previously at the Providence University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, and now at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. He is the founding director of, and is a bioethics consultant for the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the United States and of the Philippines.

Fr. Austriaco had more than fifty publications in peer-reviewed journals in biology, philosophy, and theology. Among his widely accepted works is the book Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, which was recognized as a 2012 Choice outstanding academic title by the Association of College and Research Libraries.


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