Biochemist to speak on ‘fingerprints God has left’

PO‘IPU — “Insights on the fingerprints God has left us in the physical world” will be shared by biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana during two meetings, Sunday, at the Kaua‘i Christian Fellowship in Po‘ipu.

Meetings are set for 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

Rick Bundschuh of the Kaua‘i Christian Fellowship said Rana will also be speaking at the Kaua‘i Community College library on Monday, although no time for his presentation was provided at press time.

Research in biochemistry provided Rana with the initial evidence that life must have been created. Although he recognized the work of a designer, he did not know the designer’s identity, states the release from Kaua‘i Christian Fellowship.

Rana, following a personal challenge daring him to read the Bible, revealed the spiritual evidence that the God of the Bible is the Creator.

He currently lives in Southern California with his wife Amy and their three daughters. He discovered the world of cells while taking chemistry and biology courses for the pre-medical program at West Virginia State University.

As a presidential scholar at WVSU, Rana earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry with highest honors before completing a philosophy doctorate in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry at Ohio University where he twice won the Donald Clippinger Research Award.

Post-doctoral studies had him at the Virginia University and Georgia University before embarking on a seven-year career as a senior scientist in product development for Procter and Gamble.

Rana, today, travels widely, speaking on science-and-faith issues at churches, business firms and universities, making guest appearances on various television programs as well as becoming part of the staff of the apologetic organization, Reasons to Believe. He also lectures for the Master of Science and Religion program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University.

Since joining Reason to Believe as vice president of research and apologetics, Rana has authored and co-authored the books, “Origins of Life,” “Who Was Adam?” “The Cell’s Design” and “Creating Life in the Lab,” his most recent work.

His additional work includes numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including “Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres,” “Biochemistry,” “Applied Spectroscopy,” “FEBS Letters,” “Journal of Microbiological Methods” and “Journal of Chemical Education.”

Rana has made presentations at numerous international scientific meetings, co-authored a chapter on antimicrobial peptides for “Biological and Synthetic Membranes” and holds two patents.

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