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Dr. Francisco Ayala Alldredge
Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Philosophy,Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Irvine Biological Sciences University of California
Dr. Ayala’s research focuses on population and evolutionary genetics, including the origin of species, genetic diversity of populations, the origin of malaria, the population structure of parasitic protozoa, and the molecular clock of evolution. He writes about the interface between religion and science, and on philosophical issues concerning epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of biology.