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Prof Francisco Ayala HonFISSRProf Francisco Ayala HonFISSR

University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, California, United States

Biography

Francisco J. Ayala is University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Ayala is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science, and served as Chair of the Authoring Committee of Science, Evolution, and Creationism, jointly published in 2008 by the NAS and the Institute of Medicine.

Dr. Ayala has received numerous awards, including the 2010 Templeton Prize for “exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension,” and 24 honorary degrees from universities in ten countries. He has been President and Chairman of the Board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993-1996) and President of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society of the United States (2004-2005). Dr. Ayala has written numerous books and articles about the intersection of science and religion, including Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion (Joseph Henry Press, 2007) and Am I a Monkey? (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). He teaches classes about evolution, genetics, and the philosophy of biology.

Honoraria Titles


Major Prizes

2010 Templeton Prize

Science & Technology Interests

Evolution, Genetics, Human Origins

Website

http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=2134

Publications

In the Light of Evolution III: Two Centuries of Darwin

National Academies Press 2009
Co-authors: Eds: John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala

Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology

Wiley-Blackwell 2009
Co-authors: Eds: Francisco J. Ayala and Robert Arp
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405159987.html

L’Evoluzione. Lo Sguardo Della Biología

Jaca Book 2009
http://www.libreriauniversitaria.it/evoluzione-sguardo-biologia-ayala-francisco/libro/9788816408579

El siglo de los genes. Patrones de explicación en genética

Alianza Editorial 2009
Co-authors: Ana Barahona and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.diazdesantos.es/libros/ayala-francisco-j-el-siglo-de-los-genespatrones-de-explicacion-en-genetica-L0000593103369.html

In the Light of Evolution. Volume II: Biodiversity and Extinction.

National Academies Press 2008
Co-authors: Eds: John C. Avise, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12501

In the Light of Evolution I: Adaptation and Complex Design

National Academies Press 2007
Co-authors: Eds: John C. Avise and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11790

Human Evolution. Trails from the Past

Oxford University Press 2007
Co-authors: Camilo J. Cela-Conde and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780198567806.html

Darwin y el Diseño Inteligente. Creacionismo, Cristianismo y Evolución

Alianza Editorial 2007, 2nd Edn 2008, 3rd Edn 2009
http://www.casadellibro.com/libro-darwin-y-el-diseno-inteligente-creacionismo-cristianismo-y-evolucion/2900001182708

Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion

Joseph Henry Press 2007
http://books.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11732

Darwin and Intelligent Design

Fortress Press 2006
http://www.augsburgfortress.org/store/item.jsp?redirected=true&ISBN=0800638026&CLSID=181826&PRODUCTGROUPID=-1

La piedra que se volvió palabra. Las claves evolutivas de la humanidad

Alianza Editorial 2006
Co-authors: Francisco J. Ayala and Camilo J. Cela Conde
http://www.dykinson.com/book--La_piedra_que_se_volvio_palabra_las_claves_evolutivas_de_la_humanidad--22915....4.html

Systematics and the Origin of Species. On Ernst Mayr’s 100th Anniversary

National Academies Press 2005
Co-authors: Eds: Jody Hey, Walter M. Fitch, and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11310

Handbook of Evolution: The Evolution of Living Systems (Including Hominids), Vol 2

Wiley-VCH 2005
Co-authors: Eds: Franz H. Wuketits and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-3527308385.html

Le Ragioni dell’ Evoluzione

Di Renzo Editore 2005
http://www.direnzo.it/main.phtml?Language=it&Doc=0001&ISBN=888323118X

La genética en México. Institucionalización de una disciplina

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 2003
Co-authors: Ana Barahona, Susana Pinar, and Francisco J. Ayala
http://biblioteca.universia.net/ficha.do?id=37932560

De Darwin al DNA y el origen de la humanidad: la evolución y sus polémicas

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Fondo de Cultura Económica 2002
Co-authors: Rosaura Ruiz and Francisco J. Ayala
http://biblioteca2.icesi.edu.co/cgi-olib?session=49910219&infile=details.glu&loid=194850&rs=353298&hitno=1

Evolution

Freeman, San Francisco 1977
Co-authors: Theodosius Dobzhansky, Francisco J. Ayala, G. Ledyard Stebbins, and James W. Valentine
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=10250271849&searchurl=tn%3D%2520Evolution%26sortby%3D3%26an%3DDobzhansky%2520

Variation and Evolution in Plants and Microorganisms. Toward A New Synthesis 50 Years After Stebbins

National Academies Press 2000
Co-authors: Eds: Francisco J. Ayala, Walter M. Fitch, and Michael T. Clegg
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=9766

Evolutionary and Molecular Biology: Scientific Perspectives on Divine Action

Vatican Observatory and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences 1998
Co-authors: Eds: Robert J. Russell, William R. Stoeger, and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.amazon.com/Evolutionary-Molecular-Biology-Scientific-Perspectives/dp/0268027536

El Método en las Ciencias: Epistemología y darwinismo

Fondo de Cultura Económica 1998
Co-authors: Rosaura Ruiz and Francisco J. Ayala
http://www.amazon.com/ciencias-Epistemologia-darwinismo-Literatura-Spanish/dp/9681655753

Genetics and the Origin of Species: From Darwin to Molecular Biology 60 Years after Dobzhansky

National Academy Press 1997
Co-authors: Eds: Francisco J. Ayala and Walter M. Fitch
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=5923

Tempo and Mode in Evolution. Genetics And Paleontology 50 Years After Simpson

National Academy Press 1995
Co-authors: Eds: Walter M. Fitch and Francisco J. Ayala
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=4910

La Teoría de La Evolución: De Darwin a los Ultimos Avances de la Genetica

Ediciones Temas de Hoy 1994 1997, Bolsitemas, 1999, Collección “Tanto por Saber”
http://www.ciao.es/La_Teoria_de_la_Evolucion_De_Darwin_a_los_Ultimos_Avances_en_Genetica_Francisco_J_Ayala__2335709

La Naturaleza Inacabada: Ensayos en Torno a la Evolucion

Biblioteca Cientifica Salvat 1987, 2nd edition 1994 (+ Portuguese Translation, 1998)