I have long had an interest in science and religion and have settled into research that explores theoretical biology (science) and theological biology (theology). My doctoral work focused on computational biology and the evolution of photosynthetic reaction centers. I have worked with the NASA Astrobiology Institute for 15 years, mostly on issues of communicating between disciplines. This resulted in an edited reference, “The Astrobiology Primer”(in the journal Astrobiology) and a monograph, Life in Space: Astrobiology for Everyone. From 2013 to 2015, I am working as a researcher at Harvard studying the history of definitions of life, particularly focusing on whether living things require a unique class of explanations (e.g., final causes, evolutionary programs). I am interested more generally in the intersection of science, religion, and folk understandings of life.
In addition to my formal research, I am interested in communicating traditional theology in contemporary idiom. I also teach the Korean martial art of Hapkido.
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