Darrel R. Falk

Darrel R. Falk

Darrel R. Falk (born 1946) is professor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in Point Loma, California (United States). He has a B.Sc. (Hon.) from Simon Fraser University (1968) and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta (1973).

He did post-doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia (1973-74) and at the University of California at Irvine, California (1974-76).

He is also the director of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute outreach program.

His research interests have included molecular genetics of Drosophila melanogaster, organization of genes; mechanism of repair of chromosome breaks and molecular changes in the Notch gene in various species of Drosophila; and the use of gene cloning technology to characterize damaged chromosomes at the molecular level and PCR and DNA sequencing to compare homologous gene sequences in different species of Drosophila.

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He has also authored a book on the creation-evolution controversy titled Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (InterVarsity Press, 2004), with a foreword by Dr. Francis S. Collins. Dr. Falk is a Christian and a theistic evolutionist.


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