S. Joshua Swamidass

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Associate Professor of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. S. Joshua Swamidass is an associate professor in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University in St Louis.  He holds an MD and PhD (Information and Computer Sciences) from the University of California, Irvine.  Both a scientist and a physician, he uses computational methods to study information at the intersection of medicine, chemistry, and biology. 

Dr. Swamidass is a national voice in the dialogue between science and the Christian faith, where he explains how mainstream science (including evolution) can be understood within the context of historic Christian faith. Most recently, he proposed a genealogical Adam model that recovers most orthodox doctrines in an evolutionary context.  He has served for two years as a science advisor for the AAAS Science for Seminaries Program with Concordia Seminary, a bridge building effort between the scientific community and the religious community. From 2016-2018, he directed a collaboration of St. Louis Ministries called the Inquiry into Common Ground. Dr. Swamidass also speaks nationally with The Veritas Forum and InterVarsity on a wide range of topics. He blogs at Peaceful Science.