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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 (Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor) with joint appointment in the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics, as well as affiliation with Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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 > 230 peer-reviewed articles, > 20 book chapters, > 260 conference abstracts, edited 3 books, given > 180 talks,and guest-edited many special topic issues for various peer-reviewed journals. His work has been cited > 15,000 times (H-index: 60). Prof. Cai has served on the Editorial Board of > 20 scientific journals (e.g. Theranostics, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Molecular Pharmaceutics, Scientific Reports, American Journal of Cancer Research, American Journal of Translational Research, etc.), 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 Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (AJNMMI).

Honors and Awards

  • Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship Award, UW - Madison (2016-2021)
  • Plenary Lecturer, European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Annual Congress (2016)
  • Vilas Associate Award, UW - Madison Graduate School (2014-2016)
  • 1st Annual Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), Future Leaders Academy (2014)
  • Siemens Novel Application Image of the Year (2nd Place) (2013)
  • South Central Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen SMART Komen Champions (2013)
  • EANM Springer Prize for Best Basic Science Paper (2013)
  • Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Highlights (2013)
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2013-2017)
  • Berson-Yalow Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (as Senior Author) (2012)
  • EANM Eckert & Ziegler Abstract Award (2012)
  • Rusch Poster Award for Best Basic Research, UWCCC Annual Research Retreat (2012)
  • EANM Springer Prize for Most Cited Paper (2011)
  • Press Release, Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program IDEA Award (2011-2014)
  • Wisconsin Partnership Program MERC New Investigator Award (2009-2012)
  • Top 10 Molecular Imaging Research Papers from Journal of Nuclear Medicine (2007)
  • SNM Young Professionals Committee Best Basic Science Award (1st Place) (2007)
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine Benedict Cassen Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2006-2008)
  • Top 10 Most-Cited Articles in Nano Letters (2006)
  • Stanford University School of Medicine Dean’s Fellowship (2005-2006)
  • Model Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCSD (2003)

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