Angelic Doctor Lecture: The Beauty of God's Creation

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Angelic Doctor Lecture: The Beauty of God's Creation through the Eyes of a Molecular Biologist presented by Sr. Stephen Patrick O.P, Ph.D. Registration:

Synopsis: As Catholics, our faith allows us to use the truths of scientific knowledge to encounter God through the beauty of His creation at the molecular level. Sr. Stephen Patrick will attempt to apply the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas to the world of molecular biology in order to facilitate an encounter with our loving Creator by describing the structure and function of DNA and its relationship with other molecules that are essential for life.

About the speaker: Sister Stephen Patrick joined the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005 and professed her final vows on July 31, 2013. Sr. Stephen Patrick received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in biology and in secondary education with a minor in chemistry in 2011. She earned a Master’s degree in Cell and Microbial Biology at The Catholic University of America in 2013, and graduated from CUA with a Ph. D in Cell and Microbial Biology in May 2018. The title of her dissertation was “Identification of SUP5: A Protein that Interfaces with the Deviant ATP-Binding Site of the Yeast Pdr5 Multidrug Transporter”.

Sister Stephen is currently a high school science teacher and has taught a variety of courses including Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Meteorology & Astronomy, and Physical Science.


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