photo of John Loike

    Areas of Expertise

    Bioethics, Jewish medical ethics

    Biography

    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.

    Publications

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

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

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