Incident 7677 - Resolved

Role: Faculty
Position: Professor
Discipline: Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Bioscience
Specific Discipline: Bioscience
Outcome Year: 2018
Outcome Category: Honor Revoked; Resigned
Specific Outcome: "Renowned UC Irvine biological sciences professor Francisco J. Ayala, who is also a major donor to the university, agreed to resign his post after the school substantiated sexual harassment claims made by four women."

update 6/24/21: "The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has expelled evolutionary biologist Francisco Ayala from its ranks 3 years after he was found to have sexually harassed women colleagues. Ayala, who resigned from the University of California (UC), Irvine, in 2018 after a university investigation found him guilty of sexual harassment, is the second member NAS has ousted over sexual harassment allegations since the organization revised its bylaws 2 years ago to allow members to be removed if they violate its code of conduct."
Last updated: Jun 28, 2021 11:51 am