Fazale Rana

VP of Research and Apologetics

I watched helplessly as my father died a Muslim. Though he and I would argue about my conversion to Christianity, he never embraced the truth of my Christian faith.

As a graduate student studying biochemistry, I was captivated by the cell’s complexity, elegance, and sophistication. The inadequacy of evolutionary scenarios to account for life’s origin compelled me to conclude that life must come from a Creator. Reading through the Sermon on the Mount convinced me that Jesus really was who Christians claimed him to be: Lord and Savior. Still, encouraging others to join me in following Christ wasn’t important to me—until my father died. His death changed that.

In 1999, I left my position in research and development at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe. I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist was to show Christians and non-Christians alike the powerful scientific evidence for God’s existence and for the reliability of the Bible.

[…] I dedicated myself to Christian apologetics and the use of science as a tool to build bridges with nonbelievers.

Biography

Biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana is VP of Research and Apologetics at Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to communicating the powerful scientific case for God’s existence and the Bible’s reliability to Christians and non-Christians alike.

Fuz earned a BS in chemistry with highest honors (West Virginia State College) and a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry (Ohio University). He pursued postdoctoral studies on cell membranes at the Universities of Virginia and Georgia and worked as a senior scientist in research and development at Procter & Gamble. Fuz has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as Biochemistry, Applied Spectroscopy, FEBS Letters, Journal of Microbiological Methods, and Journal of Chemical Education. He also holds two patents, authored a chapter on molecular convergence and intelligent design for The Nature of Nature, and cowrote a chapter on antimicrobial peptides for Biological and Synthetic Membranes. In addition, he has delivered numerous presentations at international scientific meetings.

Though Fuz initially ascribed to the evolutionary paradigm, he converted to Christianity after his graduate studies convinced him that creation best explains the elegance of biochemical systems. Today, Fuz writes and speaks extensively about evidence for creation emerging from biochemistry, genetics, human origins, and synthetic biology. He is the author of several books—including Humans 2.0, Thinking about Evolution, and Fit for a Purpose, among othersand countless articles. He has addressed audiences at over 500 universities, churches, and conferences around the world and delivered numerous presentations at international scientific meetings. Fuz has also made numerous media appearances on television, radio, and in print.

Fuz lives in Southern California with his wife, Amy. They have five grown children.

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Biography

Biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana is VP of Research and Apologetics at Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to communicating the powerful scientific case for God’s existence and the Bible’s reliability to Christians and non-Christians alike.

Fuz earned a BS in chemistry with highest honors (West Virginia State College) and a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry (Ohio University). He pursued postdoctoral studies on cell membranes at the Universities of Virginia and Georgia and worked as a senior scientist in research and development at Procter & Gamble. Fuz has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, such as Biochemistry, Applied Spectroscopy, FEBS Letters, Journal of Microbiological Methods, and Journal of Chemical Education. He also holds two patents, authored a chapter on molecular convergence and intelligent design for The Nature of Nature, and cowrote a chapter on antimicrobial peptides for Biological and Synthetic Membranes. In addition, he has delivered numerous presentations at international scientific meetings.

Though Fuz initially ascribed to the evolutionary paradigm, he converted to Christianity after his graduate studies convinced him that creation best explains the elegance of biochemical systems. Today, Fuz writes and speaks extensively about evidence for creation emerging from biochemistry, genetics, human origins, and synthetic biology. He is the author of several books—including Humans 2.0, Thinking about Evolution, and Fit for a Purpose, among othersand countless articles. He has addressed audiences at over 500 universities, churches, and conferences around the world and delivered numerous presentations at international scientific meetings. Fuz has also made numerous media appearances on television, radio, and in print.

Fuz lives in Southern California with his wife, Amy. They have five grown children.

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