Egwolf, B. and Austriaco, N. (2020) “Mobility-Guided Modeling of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Metro Manila,” Philippine Journal of Science 149: 857-868.

Wilcox, A., Murphy, M.*, Tucker, D.*, Laprade, D.*, Roussel, B.*, Chin, C., Hallisey, V.*, Kozub N.*, Brass, A., and Austriaco, N. (2020) “Sulforaphane Alters the Acidification 1 of the Yeast Vacuole,” Microbial Cell 7: 129-138.

Thomson, G., Hernon, C., Austriaco, N., Shapiro, R., Belenky, P. and Bennett, R. (2019) “Metabolism-Induced Stress and DNA Damage Selectively Trigger Genome Instability in Polyploid Cells,” EMBO J 38: e101597.

Laprade, D.J., Brown, M.S., McCarthy, M.L., Ritch, J.J., and N. Austriaco (2016) “Filamentation protects Candida albicans from amphotericin B-induced programmed cell death via a mechanism involving the yeast metacaspase, MCA1,” Microbial Cell, published online on April 25, 2016. http://microbialcell.com/researcharticles/filamentation-protects-candida-albicans-from-amphotericin-b-induced-programmed-cell-death-via-a-mechanism-involving-the-yeast-metacaspase-mca1/

This review was featured on the cover of

the FEMS Yeast Research special issue

(February 2014) on yeast cell death and aging.

Chin, C., Donaghey, F., Helming, K., McCarthy, M., Rogers, S., and N. Austriaco, “Deletion of AIF1 but not of YCA1/MCA1 protects Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans cells from caspofungin-induced programmed cell death,” Microbial Cell 1 (2014): 58-63. http://microbialcell.com/researcharticles/deletion-of-aif1-but-not-of-yca1mca1-protects-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-and-candida-albicans-cells-from-caspofungin-induced-programmed-cell-death/

Cascio, V., Gittings, D., Merloni, K., Hurton, M., Laprade, D., and N. Austriaco (2013) “S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine protects the probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii from acid-induced cell death,” BMC Microbiology 13:35 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/13/35

Austriaco, N. (2013) “Endoplasmic Reticulum Involvement in Yeast Cell Death,” Front. Oncol. 2:87 doi:10.3389/fonc.2012.0008 http://www.frontiersin.org/Molecular_and_Cellular_Oncology/10.3389/fonc.2012.00087/full

Cebulski, J., Malouin, J., Pinches, N., Cascio, V., and N. Austriaco (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(6): e20882. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020882    http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020882.

Ritch, J.J., Davidson, S.M., Sheehan, J.J., and N. Austriaco (2010) “The Saccharomyces SUN Gene, UTH1, is Involved in Cell Wall Biogenesis,” FEMS Yeast Research, 10: 160-178.


Austriaco, N.R., Jr. and L. Guarente. (1997) “Changes of telomere length cause reciprocal changes in the lifespan of mother cells in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94: 9768-9772. [AUSTRIACO-Yeast Telomeres.pdf]

Austriaco, N.R., Jr. (1996) “To Bud Until Death: The Genetics of Aging in the Yeast, Saccharomyces,Yeast 12: 623-630. [AUSTRIACO-AgingYeast Review.pdf]

Kennedy, B.K., Austriaco, N.R., Jr., Zhang J., and L. Guarente. (1995) “Mutation in the Silencing Gene SIR4 Can Delay Aging in S. cerevisiae” Cell 80: 485-496. [KENNEDY-SIR4YeastAging.pdf]

Kennedy, B.K., Austriaco, N.R., Jr., and L. Guarente. (1994) “Daughter Cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae from Old Mothers Display a Reduced Life Span,” J Cell Biol. 127: 1985-1993. [KENNEDY-OldDaughterCells.pdf]

Austriaco, N.R., Jr., Williams, J.L., and D.S. Drummond. (1991) “Trabecular bone densitometry using interative image analysis,” J. Biomed Engr. 13: 486-488. [AUSTRIACO-TrabecularDensitometry.pdf]


Nicanor Austriaco, OP, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An

Introduction to Catholic Bioethics (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011). Second Edition expected in the Summer of 2021


Austriaco, N. (2020) “To the Sickest or to the Healthiest? Ventilator Allocation During Time of Pandemic,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 20.3 (2020): 455-462.

Austriaco, N. (2020) “Dignity as a Faith-based Consideration in the Ethics of Human Genome Editing,” in Synthethic Biology 2020: Frontiers in Risk Analysis and Governance, ed. Benjamin D. Trump, Christopher Cummings, Jennifer Kuzma, and Igor Linkov, (New York: Springer), 389-397.

Austriaco, N. (2019) “A Fittingness Argument for the Evolution of Homo sapiens,” Theology and Science 17.4: 539-550.

Austriaco, N. (2019) “The Suffering and Death of the Imago Dei: A Theological Perspective for Palliative and Hospice Care,” in Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care, 2nd ed., ed. Rhonda J. Moore (Dordrecht: Springer), 807-817.

Austriaco, N. (2018) “Removing a Structurally Unsound Uterus,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 18.4: 647-652.

Austriaco, N. (2018) “Defending Adam after Darwin: On the Origin of Sapiens as a Natural Kind,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 92.2: 337-352.

Austriaco, N. (2018) “Moral Considerations in Medical Education: Buying Unclaimed Human Cadavers,” Philippiniana Sacra 53.159: 3-16.

Austriaco, N. (2017) “A Catholic Moral Analysis of Legislative Defaults in Organ Donation,” in

Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics, ed. Jason T. Eberl (Dordrecht: Springer,); pp. 465-477.

Austriaco, N. (2017) “Healthier than Healthy: The Moral Case for Therapeutic Enhancements,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 17.1: 9-11.

Austriaco, N. (2016) “Genome Editing with CRISPR,” Ethics & Medics 41.3: 1-3.

Austriaco, N. (2016) “A Philosophical Assessment of TK's Autopsy Report: Implications for the Debate Over the Brain Death Criteria,” Linacre Quarterly 83: 192-202.

Sullivan, E., and Austriaco, N. (2016) “A Virtue Analysis of Recreational Marijuana Use,” Linacre Quarterly 83: 158-173.

Austriaco, N. (2016) “The Brain-Dead Patient is Still Sentient: A Further Reply to Patrick Lee and Germain Grisez,” Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 41 (2016): 315-328.

Austriaco, N. (2016) “Bioethics in Laudato Si: The Ecological Law as a Moral Principle,'” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 15 (2015): 657-664.

Austriaco, N. (2015) “Human Nature as Normative Concept: Relevance for Health Care,” in Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine, ed. Thomas Schramme and Steven Edwards (New York: Springer Netherlands), pp. 1-10.

White, M.*, and Austriaco, N. (2015) “The Use of Pre-term Induction in Crisis Pregnancies: The Drowning Lifeguard-Drowning Swimmer Case,” Angelicum 92: 115-128.

Austriaco, N. (2015) “Abortion Shame, Abortion Shaming, and the Reintegrative Mercy of God (Evangelium vitae, §99),” Nova et Vetera 13 (3): 1185-1208.

Austriaco, N. (2015) “A Fittingness Argument for the Historicity of the Fall of Homo sapiens,” Nova et Vetera 13: 651-667.

Cataldo, Peter J., William Cusick, Becket Gremmels, Cornelia Graves, Elliott Louis Bedford, Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Paul Burstein, Ron Hamel, John Hardt, Sarah Hetue Hill, Mark Repenshek, Cherie Sammis, John Paul Slosar, and Dan O’Brien. (2015) “Deplantation of the Placenta in Maternal-Fetal Vital Conflicts,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 15: 241-250.

Austriaco, N. et al. (2014) “Medical Intervention in Cases of Maternal-Fetal Vital Conflicts: A Statement of Consensus,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14: 477-489.

Austriaco, N. (2013) “The Specification of Sex/Gender in Human Beings: A Thomistic Analysis,” New Blackfriars 94 (2013): 701-715.

Austriaco, N. (2012) “On Ovarian Tissue Transplantation and the Metaphysics of the Embodied Self: A Response to Lauritzen and Vicini,” Theological Studies 73 (2012): 442-449.

Austriaco, N. (2012) “Personalized Genomic Educational Testing: What Do the Undergrads Think?” American Journal of Bioethics 12 (2012): 43-45.

Austriaco, N. (2011) “Abortion in a Case of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Test Case for Two Rival Theories of Human Action,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 11 (2011): 503-518.

Austriaco, N. (2011) “Complete Moles and Parthenotes are Not Organisms,” in Is This Cell a Human Being? ed. Antoine Suarez and Joachim Huarte (New York: Springer), pp. 45-54.

Austriaco, N. (2011) “Living the Natural Law and Respecting the Ecological Good” in Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics & the Environment, ed. Tobias Winright (Winona, MN: Anselm Academic), pp. 150-162.

Austriaco, N. (2011) “The Soul and Its Inclinations: Recovering a Metaphysical Biology with the Systems Perspective,” in The Human Animal: Procreation, Education, and the Foundations of Society, Proceedings of the X Plenary Session, 18-20 June 2010, The Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas (Vatican City: The Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, 2011), pp. 48-63.

Austriaco, N. (2010) “Understanding Sexual Orientation as a Habitus: Reasoning from the Natural Law, Appeals to Human Experience, and the Data of Science,” in Leaving and Coming Home: New Wineskins for Catholic Sexual Ethics, ed. David Cloutier (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books/Wipf & Stock), pp. 101-118.

Austriaco, N. (2010) “Using Morally Controversial Human Cell Lines After Dignitas Personae,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 10 (2010): 265-272.

Austriaco, N. (2009) “In Defense of the Loss of Bodily Integrity as a Criterion for Death: A Response to the Radical Capacity Argument,” The Thomist 73 (2009): 647-659.

Austriaco, N. (2009) “Presumed Consent for Organ Procurement: A Violation of the Rule of Informed Consent?” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9: 245-252. [AUSTRIACO-PresumedConsent.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2009) “The Intelligibility of Intelligent Design?” Angelicum 86: 103-111. [AUSTRIACO-IntelligibilityIntelligentDesign.pdf]

Austriaco, N. and M.G. Loudin (2008) “Understanding the Controversy Over Intelligent Design and the Acceptability of Intelligent Causality in Science,” Forum Teologiczne 9: 29-39.

Austriaco, N. (2007) “Is Plan B an Abortifacient? A Critical Look at the Scientific Evidence,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 7 (4): 703-707. [AUSTRIACO-PlanB Abortifacient.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2006) “On the Catholic Vision of Conjugal Love and the Morality of Embryo Transfer,” in Human Embryo Adoption: Biotechnology, Marriage, and the Right to Life, ed. E. Furton and T. Berg, L.C., (Philadelphia, PA: The National Catholic Bioethics Center), pp. 115-134. [AUSTRIACO-EmbryoAdoption.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2006) “The Moral Case for ANT-Derived Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 6 (3): 517-537. [AUSTRIACO-MoralCase4ANT.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2006) “How to Navigate Species Boundaries:  A Reply to the American Journal of Bioethics,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 6 (1): 61-71. [AUSTRIACO-SpeciesBoundaries.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2005) “Debating Embryonic Dignity in a Liberal Society,” Stem Cell Reviews 1 (4): 305-308. [AUSTRIACO-LiberalEmbryo.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2005) “Are Teratomas Embryos or Non-Embryos?  A Criterion for Oocyte-Assisted Reproduction,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5(4): 697-706. [AUSTRIACO-TeratomasEmbryos.pdf]

Arkes, H, Austriaco, N., et al. (2005) “Production of pluripotent stem cells by oocyte-assisted reprogramming: joint statement with signatories,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 5(3): 579-583. [ANT-OARSignatories.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2005) “Altered Nuclear Transfer: A Critique of a Critique,” Communio 32 (2005): 172-176. [AUSTRIACO-CommunioANTCritique.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2005) “On Reshaping Skulls and Unintelligible Intentions,” Nova et Vetera, 3(1): 81-99. [AUSTRIACO-ReshapingSkulls.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2004) “Immediate Hominization from the Systems Perspective,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 4(4): 719-738. [AUSTRIACO-Immediate Hominization.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2003) “In Defense of Double Agency in Evolution: A Response to Five Modern Critics,” Angelicum 80: 947-966.  [AUSTRIACO-DoubleAgency.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2003) “Is the Brain Dead Patient Really Dead?” Studia Moralia 41(2): 277-308. [AUSTRIACO-BrainDeathStudiaMoralia.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2003).  “The Pre-implantation Embryo Revisited: Two-celled Individual or Two Individual Cells?”  Linacre Quarterly 70(2): 121-126. [AUSTRIACO-PreimplantationEmbryo.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2002). “On Static Eggs and Dynamic Embryos: A Systems Perspective” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 2(4): 659-683.  [AUSTRIACO-StaticEggsEmbryos.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2001). “Genetic Engineering, Post-Genomic Ethics, and the Catholic Tradition,” National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 1(4): 497-506. [AUSTRIACO-Genetic Engineering.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (2000) “Metaphysics and Catholic Bioethics,” Ethics and Medics 25 (11): 3-4. [AUSTRIACO-MetaphysicsEthics.pdf]

Austriaco, N. (1999) “Causality within complexity,” J. Interdisciplinary Studies 11: 141-156.

Nicanor Austriaco, OP, James Brent, OP, Thomas Davenport, OP, and John Baptist Ku, OP, Thomistic Evolution, 2nd edition. (Providence: Cluny Press, 2019)

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Lin, Su-Ju and N. Austriaco, “Aging and cell death in the other yeasts, Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Candida albicans,” FEMS Yeast Research 14 (2014): 119-135. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1567-1364.12113/full

This paper was featured on the cover of Microbial Cell (July 2016).