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Areas of Expertise

Bioethics, Jewish medical ethics


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.

Recent Publications

Opinion: Test Brain-Reviving Technology in Infants First, The Scientist

John Loiked, Touro College- Xenotransplantation, Academic Minute

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

Have the Ethical Questions Surrounding Cloning Changed Since Dolly? - Scientific American

Opinion: Ethical Considerations of "Three-Parent" Babies, The Scientist

Making Human Hamburgers: Bioethics and the Yuck Factor - Scientific American