The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Francisco J. Ayala
Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
University of California, Irvine
"For his theoretical and experimental discoveries on the origin of species, genetic diversity, and population dynamics that led to a new understanding of biological evolution, and his distinguished contributions to education, the promotion of public understanding of science, and the philosophy and ethics of the scientific enterprise."
Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on June 12, 2002.