Yiqiang Cai, PhD, MD

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Nephrology)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Biography

Dr. Cai graduated from Hunan Medical University in China (M.D. equivalent) and Tokushima University School of Medicine in Japan (Ph.D.). His primary research interest is on the study of polycystic kidney disease with current focus on the molecular basis of the PKD pathogenesis. Dr. Cai is the co-author of more than 40 publications that published in well known profreesional journals including "Science", "Nature Genetics" (4 papers), "Cell" and "Nature Cell Biolgy", which have been cited by more than 3500 articles. Dr. Cai is the recipient of the American Heart Association Scientist Development Award, the PKD Foundation Research Grant, and six times of the Travel Award of the American Society of Nephrology (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2013), and is the invited reviewer for the "Journal of American Society of Nephrology", "Kidney International", and "Cancer Letter", "Human Molecular Genetics", etc. Dr. Cai is the invited speaker by many Universities/Institutions in USA, Canada, Korea and in China.


Education & Training

PhD Tokushima University School of Medicine, Japan (1995)
MD Hunan Medical University, China (1987)
NIH-sponsor Postdotoral Fellow Yale University
Postdoctoral Associate Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • The Jared Grantham Symposium Travel AwardThe Jared Grantham Symposium planning committee (2014)

  • Advance Science Research Conference Travel AwardAmerican Society of Nephrology (2013)

  • Advance Science Research Conference Travel AwardAmerican Society of Nephrology (2011)

  • Advances in Research Conference Travel Support American Society of Nephrology (2010)

  • Advances in Research Conference Travel SupportAmerican Society of Nephrology (2009)

  • Advances in Research Conference Travel AwardAmerican Society of Nephrology (2008)

  • Advances in Research Conference Travel AwardAmerican Society of Nephrology (2005)

  • Scientist Development AwardAmerican Heart Association (2001)

Professional Service

  • Cheng-du Medical College (2008) Guest (Visiting) Professor

  • Cheng-du Medical College (2008) member of editorial board, Proceedings of Cheng-du Medical College

  • Central South University (2008 - 2013) Guest (Visiting) Professor

  • Southern Medical University (2008 - 2011) Guest (Visiting) Professor

Activities

  • 3rd annual Sapporo Summer Seminar for One Health (SaSSOH), Japan Sapporo, Japan (2015 - 2015)

    invited speaker

  • The Sun Yat-sen International Forum on Bio-Medicine, China Guangzhou, China (2013 - 2013)

    invited speaker

  • The 2013 academic annual meeting of Oncology Group of Chinese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, China Changsha, China (2013 - 2013)

    invited speaker

  • the Annual PKD Meeting 2006 of Korean Research , South Korean Seoul, South Korea (2006 - 2006)

    invited speaker

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Contact Info

Yiqiang Cai, PhD, MD
Mailing Address
Internal MedicinePO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056