Dr. Fazale R. Rana

Adjunct Professor Scientific Apologetics


Adjunct Professor Scientific Apologetics

Formerly a senior scientist in research and development at Procter & Gamble, Fuz graduated with highest honors from West Virginia State College (now University) with a BS in chemistry and went on to earn a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Ohio University, where he was twice awarded the Donald Clippinger Research Award. He pursued postdoctoral studies in the biophysics of cell membranes at the Universities of Virginia and Georgia.

Biochemist Fazale (Fuz) Rana writes and speaks extensively about evidence for creation emerging from biochemistry, genetics, human origins, and synthetic biology. As vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe (RTB), he is dedicated to communicating to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific case for God’s existence and the Bible’s reliability.

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


Several articles by Fuz have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals – such as Biochemistry, Applied Spectroscopy, FEBS Letters, Journal of Microbiological Methods and Journal of Chemical Education – and he has delivered numerous presentations at international scientific meetings. He also holds two patents, authored a chapter on molecular convergence and intelligent design for The Nature of Nature, and co-wrote a chapter on antimicrobial peptides for Biological and Synthetic Membranes.



  • B.S., West Virginia State College
  • Ph.D., Ohio University