Director, Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Columbia University
He has been a professor of biological sciences at Columbia since 1978, and was dean of Columbia College from 1982–1989. He received the Alexander Hamilton Medal from Columbia University, and has held a Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently is on the advisory boards of Columbia/Barnard Hillel, the Fred Friendly Seminars, and has been a Senior Consultant for the Director, Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a Fellow of the AAAS, and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Pollack is the author of Signs of Life: The Languages and Meanings of DNA (Houghton Mifflin/Viking Penguin, 1994), The Missing Moment: How the Unconscious Shapes Modern Science (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), and The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith: Meaning, Order and Free Will in Modern Medical Science (Columbia University Press, 2000). Signs of Life received the Lionel Trilling Award and has been translated into six languages.
- Our Biology Makes Us All Truly Equal (Commentary)
- Natural Selection, the Human Genome, and the Idea of Race (Policy Library)
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