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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 > 170 peer-reviewed articles, 20 book chapters, > 200 conference abstracts, edited 2 books, and guest-edited many special topic issues for various peer-reviewed journals. His work has been cited > 10,000 times (H-index: 50). 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 Editor-in-Chief 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