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Shi-Ying Cai, DSc

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Digestive Diseases)

Contact Information

Shi-Ying Cai, DSc

Mailing Address

  • Internal Medicine

    PO Box 208056, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8056

    United States



I am a trained molecular biologist. I am associated with Dr. James Boyer and studied molecular mechanisms of bile formation and cholestatic liver injury. My current study is focusing on the mechanism of bile acid initiating inflammatory response in hepatocytes and therapeutic targets of cholestatic liver injury. In addition, I am also interested in using comparative genomic approach to understand the structure and function relationship of bile salt transporters characterized in humans and rodents.

Education & Training

  • MS
    University of New Haven (2001)
  • DSc
    Beijing Inst of Basic Medical Sciences (1992)
  • MS
    Beijing Inst of Basic Medical Sciences (1989)
  • BS
    Dalian University of Science and Technology (1986)

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