Lei Cao

Lei Cao, PhD

Lei Cao

Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics


(614) 366-5679

910 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Neurotrauma, Neurological Disorders, and Gene Therapy
  • Stress and Neuroimmunology

Current Research Description

Dr. Cao's laboratory has characterized a novel brain-fat axis underlying the anti-obesity and anticancer phenotypes involved in a complex physical/social environment. Her team is using multidisciplinary approaches to further define this axis, identify molecular mediators linking nervous, immune, and endocrine systems across lifespan. Research in this area is also aimed to foster genetic and pharmacological approaches to combat obesity, metabolic syndrome, aging, and cancer.

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