Gayle E. Woloschak Associate Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Adjunct Professor of Religion and Science Studies, Director of the Epic Project



    B.S., Youngstown State University
    Ph.D., Medical Sciences (Microbiology); Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH


Gayle E. Woloschak is associate director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science. She coordinates an annual religion and science course called "Epic of Creation: Scientific, Biblical and Theological Perspectives on our Origins" in the fall semester, and she will co-chair a companion course, beginning Spring 2008, entitled "The Future of Creation: Foundations for a Just and Sustainable World."

Woloschak is also professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Department of Radiology, and Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in medical sciences (microbiology) from the Medical College of Toledo, Ohio, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Immunology and Department of Cell Biology at the Mayo Clinic. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern University, she served as Senior Molecular Biologist in the Bioscience Division of Argonne National Laboratory and Senior Fellow of the Nanosciences Consortium of Argonne National Laboratory-University of Chicago.

Woloschak is an active leader in the Orthodox Church and serves on many church boards, commissions, and societies, including the Metropolitan Council of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Theological Society of America, and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Commission for Science and Technology. She is the author of hundreds of scientific articles and three books on the Orthodox faith, including Challenge Questions on Orthodoxy and Beauty and Unity in Creation.

Since July 1, 2003, Woloschak has been adjunct professor of religion and science studies and director of the Epic of Creation Project at LSTC. In 2007 she was elected to the Board of Directors of CASIRAS. Woloschak is deeply devoted to the religion-science dialogue and to the partnership of theologians and scientists in addressing critical issues in society.

Published Works

    Paper in Perspectives on Orthodoxy, Evolution and Ecology IN Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration:  Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation,  ed. by John Chryssavgis, Bruce V. Fotz, Fordham University Press June 2013

    God of Life:  Contemplating Evolution, Ecology, Extinction.  Ecumenical Review (March 2013) 65 (1): 145-159

    and Daniel Buxhoveden, editors of Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church, (Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, October, 2011)

    Woloschak, Gayle E. Chance and Necessity in Peacocke’s Scientific Work. Zygon, in press, 2007.

    Woloschak, G. E. Religion-Science Interfaith Dialogue: Perspectives. In: Religious Pluralism in the 21st Century American Public Life. Edited by E. Prodromou. (2007) Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, in press.

    Woloschak, Gayle E. The New Biology and its Impact in Biomedical Strategies Against HIV/AIDS. Zygon (2004) 39:481-486.

    Woloschak, G. E. Transplantation: Biomedical and ethical concerns raised by the cloning and stem cell debate. Zygon (2003) 38: 699-704.

    Woloschak, G.E. HIV: How Science Shaped the Ethics. Zygon (2003) 38: 163-167.

    Woloschak, G. E. Beauty and Unity in Creation: The Evolution of Life. (1996) Minneapolis: Light and Life Publishing, Library of Congress Card No. 96-79440.

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