Jaime Imitola, MD

Jaime Imitola


College of Medicine



Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

Research Interest

Multiple Sclerosis ● Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune, Experimental ● Demyelinating Diseases ● Inflammation ● Wounds and Injuries ● Brain Cancer ● Glioma ● Encephalitis ● Meningioma ● Down Syndrome

A member of the OSUCCC – James Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Program, Jaime Imitola, MD, directs the Neural Stem Cell Laboratory. His work focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms involving cross talk between the immune system and neural stem cells genomics in models of multiple sclerosis and glioblastoma multiforme.

His recent research resulted in findings that narrow the likely causative genomic region for microcephaly and neurodevelopmental delay in 2q37 microdeletion syndrome, which may represent an important locus for the development of the human cortex and corpus callosum.

Dr. Imitola has co-authored more than 50 articles published in well-respected journals, including American Journal of Medical Genetics, Disease Models & Mechanisms, Glycobiology and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology.

He also has presented his work to organizations around the world, including the American Academy of Neurology and the International Society of Neuroimmunology.

Office Location

395 West

460 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210



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