WELCOMEText Box:  Dr. John Loike
e-mail jdl5@columbia.edu


Text Box: Co-Director of Graduate Studies, 
Department of Physiology
Director of Special Projects, Center for Bioethics





If you are interested in the Columbia College W3995 course

called Crossroads in Bioethics offered in Spring of 2011

(formerly called Frontiers in Bioethics) Click here. If you are interested in E4010 course called Ethics for Biomedical Engineers click here.

Application form for BIOCEP-click here.






December 2010

Articles for the Columbia University Journal of Bioethics must be submitted in Word Format by April 30, 2011. Op Ed pieces should be less than 1000 words and should examine a current bioethical dilemma. Original review articles should be less than 4000 words and should focus how emerging biotechnologies elicits bioethical issues. Click 2009 2008 to view 2007 to view 2006  to view  and 2005 to view and 2004 to view.


 If you are interested in BIOCEP, a cross-cultural program on bioethics in Bangkok, Thailand, or in Pune, India click below. To see the article in New York Times online click here

Application form for BIOCEP-click here.

Pictures from BioCEP-2009-click here.

Readings about Thai Culture, public health, Map from Mahidol to Dorm, Medical Insurance, and travel to Thailand.

 Research Programs in the Laboratory


Yongmei Li, A. Karlin, J.D. Loike, and S.C. Silverstein. "A critical concentration of neutrophils is required for efficient bacterial killing in fibrin gels." J Exp Med, 200:613-622, 2004.

Loike, J.D., D.Y. Shabtai, R. Neuhut, S. Malitzky, E. Lu, J. Husemann, I. J. Goldberg, and S.C. Silverstein. "Statin inhibition of Fc-receptor mediated phagocytosis by macrophages is modulated by cell activation and cholesterol." Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 24:2051-2057,2004.

Loike, J.D. and Tendler, M.D. Behavior Genetics: A Quest for an Ethical Genome. Assia- Jewish Medical Ethics, 7:14-23 2009.

Silverstein, S.C. Dubner, J., Miller, J. Glied, S., Loike, J.D. Teacher Research Program Participation Improves Their Students’ Achievement in Science. Science 326: 440-442, 2009.

Loike, J.D. Tendler, M.D. Fischbach, R.L. Jewish views on the beginnings of human life and the use of medical intervention to produce children. American Journal of Bioethics, 9:45-47, 2009.

Budhu, S., Loike, J.D., Constantinescu, A., Pandolfi, A., Clynes, R., and Silverstein, S.C. CD8+ T-cell concentration determines the efficiency of killing of cognate antigen-expressing syngeneic mammalian cells in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 207:223-235, 2010.

Zhang, W., Phillips, K., Wielgus, A.R., Liu, J., Albertini, A., Zucca, F.A., Faust, R., Qian, Y., Miller, D.S., Chignell, C.F., Wilson, B., Jackson-Lewis, V., Przedborski,S., Joset, D., Loike, J.D., Hong, J., Sulzer, D., and Zecca,.L. Microglial Mac-1 is involved in phagocytosis of neuromelanin and neuronal death: implications for Parkinson's disease’’ In press, Neurotoxicity Research 2010.

Loike, J.D., Gillick, M., Prager, K., Mayer, S., Simon, J. Steinberg, A., Tendler, M.D., Willig, M., and Fischbach, R.L. The Critical Role of Religion: Caring for the Dying Patient from an Orthodox Jewish Perspective. Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol 13: 1267-1271, 2010.







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