Jose J Otero, MD, PhD

Jose Otero


College of Medicine



Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

Research Interest

Glioma, Cancer, Glioblastoma, Gliosarcoma, Astrocytoma, Neoplasm Metastasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Atrophy, Spinal, Brain Injuries, Ependymoma

Jose Otero, MD, PhD, is a member of the Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Program at the OSUCCC – James, where his research focuses on induced pluripotent stem cells, neural stem cells, cell-cycle control of stem cells and molecular diagnostics.

One of his recent studies showed a promising therapeutic strategy for glioblastoma by suppressing sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1 (SREBP-1) through the inhibition of sterol O-acyltransferase (SOAT) to block cholesterol esterification.

Dr. Otero has co-authored many articles in well-respected publications, including Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of NeuroVirology, Journal of Neuro-Oncology and Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology.

Office Location

4154 Graves Hall

333 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210



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