Nicanor Austriaco

Nicanor Austriaco

Providence College

Rev. Nicanor Austricao, O.P., completed his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and then earned his Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 1997, Fr. Austriaco entered the Order of Friars Preachers. He was ordained a priest in May of 2004 and completed his Pontifical License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Moral Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC the following year.

Fr. Austriaco currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Biology and an Instructor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, RI. He is also an Investigator of the Rhode Island-INBRE Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a staff ethicist at the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, New York, NY. From 2005 to 2007, he served as a consultant to the Committee on Science and Human Values of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

STI has interviewed Fr. Austriaco on two occasions following a presentation at the Anscombe Centre for Bioethics at Oxford University on September, 2014; and a lecture at University of Notre Dame on September, 2015.

Read the abstract of the paper Fr. Austriaco presented for STI's Focus on the Embryo meeting.