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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