Laurie Zoloth

Prof. Laurie Zoloth is a leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in bioethics and Jewish studies and her research explores religion and ethics, drawing from sources ranging from Biblical and Talmudic texts to postmodern Jewish philosophy. Her scholarship spans the ethics of genetic engineering, stem cell research, synthetic biology, social justice in health care, and how science and medicine are taught. She also researches the practices of interreligious dialogue, exploring how religion plays a role in public discussion and policy.

Prof. Zoloth is author of Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion of Social Justice and co-editor of five books and her work on bioethics and health care led her to serve on the NASA Advisory Council, the space agency’s highest civilian advisory board.

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