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Weibo Cai, PhD

Weibo Cai

Weibo Cai received his BS degree from Nanjing University in 1995 and a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego in 2004. After three years of post-doctoral training at the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford University, he joined the University of Wisconsin - Madison as a Biomedical Engineering Cluster Hire in February 2008. Dr. Cai is currently an Associate Professor with joint appointment in the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics.

Prof. Cai is currently a member of the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC), UW Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center (UW-SCRMC), UW Cardiovascular Research Center (UW-CVRC), and the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW-ICTR). In addition, Professor Cai is a trainer of several training programs at UW including the Biotechnology Training Program, Materials Science Program, Radiological Sciences Training Program, Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and the Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program.

Prof. Cai has authored > 140 peer-reviewed articles, 17 book chapters, > 150 conference abstracts, edited 2 books, and guest-edited many special topic issues for various peer-reviewed journals. His work has been cited > 7,000 times (H-index: 40). Prof. Cai has served on the Editorial Board of > 20 scientific journals, performed peer-review for > 100 journals, participated in many grant review panels, chaired many sessions of international conferences, among others. He is teaching a 3-credit class entitled “Multimodality Molecular Imaging in Living Subjects” which is offered in the spring semester every other year. Prof. Cai is currently the Executive Editor of the American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (AJNMMI).

Honors and Awards

  • Stanford University School of Medicine Dean’s Fellowship (2005)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine Benedict Cassen Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2006-2008)
  • Top10 Most-Cited Articles in Nano Letters (2006)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine Young Professionals Committee Best Basic Science Award (2007)
  • Top 10 Molecular Imaging Research Papers from Journal of Nuclear Medicine (2007)
  • Wisconsin Partnership Program MERC New Investigator Award (2009-2012)
  • Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program IDEA Award (2011-2014)
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine Springer Prize for Most Cited Paper (2011)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting Press Release (2011)
  • UW Carbone Cancer Center Rusch Award for Best Basic Science Cancer Research Poster (2012)
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine Eckert & Ziegler Abstract Award (2012)
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2013-2017)
  • Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Highlights (2013)
  • European Association of Nuclear Medicine Springer Prize for Best Basic Science Paper (2013)
  • Siemens Novel Application Image of the Year (2nd Place, 2013)
  • 1st Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Future Leaders Academy (2014)
  • UW - Madison Graduate School Vilas Associate Award (2014-2016)
  • Five travel awards to international scientific conferences

Email: wcai at uwhealth.org OR wcai4 at wisc.edu
Phone: 608-262-1749
Fax: 608-265-0614
Office: 7137 WIMR

Mailing address:
Room 7137, 1111 Highland Avenue
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI 53705-2275