John Loike, Ph.D.

Interim Director of the Master of Science Degree and the Graduate Certificate program in Medical Ethics and Humanities, New York Medical College

Lander College of Arts & Sciences, New York Medical College

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Dr. John Loike joined Lander College of Arts & Sciences in the Fall of 2017 after serving as the co-director for graduate studies in the Department of Physiology Cellular Biophysics and director of Special Programs in the Center for Bioethics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

His biomedical research focuses on how human white blood cells combat infections and cancer. Loike lectures internationally on emerging topics in bioethics, organizes international conferences, and has over 150 papers and abstracts published in the areas of immunology, cancer and bioethics.

He has published many groundbreaking articles on bioethics and specifically deals with bioethics from a Jewish perspective. Loike has a Ph.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Areas of Expertise

Bioethics and Jewish medical ethics

In The News

Should those who recovered from Covid take the vaccine, Medpage Today

How to rethink science labs, Inside Higher Ed

Scientists' obligations during the Covid-19 outbreak, The Scientist

Test brain-reviving technology in infants first, The Scientist

Xenotransplantation, Academic Minute

Vaccination: Costly clash between autonomy, public health. Spectrum News

Have the ethical questions surrounding cloning changed since Dolly?, Scientific American

Ethical considerations of "three-parent" babies, The Scientist

Making human hamburgers: bioethics and the yuck factor,  Scientific American