Jose J Otero, MD, PhD
College of Medicine
Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
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.