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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

Areas of Expertise

Bioethics and 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.

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