Lei Cao, PhD

Lei Cao

College

College of Medicine

Department/Division

Cancer Biology and Genetics

Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

Research Interest

Cancer, Obesity, Wounds and Injuries, Melanoma, Weight Loss

Lei Cao, PhD, is a member of the Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Program at the OSUCCC – James.

Dr. Cao’s research has characterized a novel brain-fat axis underlying the antiobesity and anticancer phenotypes involved in a complex environment. She is using multidisciplinary approaches to further define this axis and identify molecular mediators.

Her work in this area also is designed to foster genetic and pharmacological approaches to combat obesity, metabolic syndromes and cancer.

Dr. Cao has authored or co-authored numerous articles appearing in well-known publications such as Cell, Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics and Cell Metabolism.


Education and Background

Office Location

910 Biomedical Research Tower

460 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210


614-366-5679

614-292-6356



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