Sherkow is a Professor of Law at the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School, where he teaches a variety of courses related to intellectual property and the life sciences. His research focuses on how scientific developments, especially in the biosciences, affect patent law, regulation, and bioethics.
He is the author of over 40 articles on these topics in both scientific journals and traditional law reviews, including Science, Nature, the Yale Law Journal, and the Stanford Law Review, for which he has won multiple prizes. In 2018, he was appointed to the National Academy of Medicine as an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine. Sherkow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School as well as Columbia and McGill Universities.