Lei Cao PhD


Lei Cao PhD
Asst ProfessorCollege of Medicinecao.76@osu.edu
914 Biomedical Research Tower 460 W 12th Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-247-2792Fax: 614-292-6356
  • Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

General Research Interest

understanding the physical, social environment and mental state influence physiological processes with a particular focus on the CNS control of metabolism, adipose tissue remodeling, and cancer

Research Description

Dr. Cao’s lab has characterized a novel brain-fat axis (hypothalamic-sympathoneural-adipocyte axis) underlying the anti-obesity and anticancer phenotypes associated with a complex environment using multidisciplinary approaches to further define this neuroendocrine axis, identify molecular mediators, and develop both genetic and pharmacological approaches to combat obesity, metabolic syndromes, and cancer.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 300 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu