- Medical School - Beijing Medical University, China (1996-2001)
- Graduate School - Wesleyan University (2002-2008), Biology
- Residency - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2010-2014), Anatomic/neuropathology
- Fellowship - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2014-2015), Surgical Pathology
- Postdoctoral Fellowship - University of Connecticut Health Center (2008-2010), Neuroscience
- American Board of Pathology (ABP) (2014)
- Chinese American Pathologists Association (CAPA) (2018)
- Texas Medical Association (2017)
- College of American Pathologists (CAP) (2015)
- Member of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) (2014)
- Member of American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) (2014)
- Leadership Emerging in Academic Department (LEAD), Junior Faculty LEAD Program for Physician &Scientists
- Keifer Graduate Research Award, Wesleyan University
- Outstanding Student Award, Beijing Medical University
Radiation Therapy for Residual or Recurrent Atypical Meningioma: The Effects of Modality, Timing, and Tumor Pathology on Long-Term Outcomes.
Sun SQ, Cai C, Murphy RK, DeWees T, Dacey RG, Grubb RL, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Simpson JR, Robinson CG, Chicoine MR, Perrin RJ, Huang J, Kim AH Neurosurgery 2015 Nov
Posterior fossa tumor with distinct choroid plexus papilloma and ependymoma components.
Cai C, Stephens BH, Leonard JR, Dahiya S Clinical neuropathology 2015 May 34 3 132-5
Management of atypical cranial meningiomas, part 2: predictors of progression and the role of adjuvant radiation after subtotal resection.
Sun SQ, Cai C, Murphy RK, DeWees T, Dacey RG, Grubb RL, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Leonard JR, Evans J, Simpson JR, Robinson CG, Perrin RJ, Huang J, Chicoine MR, Kim AH Neurosurgery 2014 Oct 75 4 356-63; discussion 363
A pattern-based approach to the interpretation of skeletal muscle biopsies.
Cai C, Anthony DC, Pytel P Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc 2018 Nov
Diffuse microvascular C5b-9 deposition is a common feature in muscle and nerve biopsies from diabetic patients.
Yell PC, Burns DK, Dittmar EG, White CL, Cai C Acta neuropathologica communications 2018 Feb 6 1 11
Adult Brainstem Gliomas With H3K27M Mutation: Radiology, Pathology, and Prognosis.
Daoud EV, Rajaram V, Cai C, Oberle RJ, Martin GR, Raisanen JM, White CL, Foong C, Mickey BE, Pan E, Hatanpaa KJ Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology 2018 Feb
Morin Stain Detects Aluminum-Containing Macrophages in Macrophagic Myofasciitis and Vaccination Granuloma With High Sensitivity and Specificity.
Chkheidze R, Burns DK, White CL, Castro D, Fuller J, Cai C Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology 2017 Mar
Unusual skull tumors with psammomatoid bodies: a diagnostic challenge.
Richardson TE, Georgescu MM, Kapur P, Hwang H, Barnett SL, Raisanen JM, Cai C, Hatanpaa KJ Clinical neuropathology 2017 Jan
Simpson Grade I-III Resection of Spinal Atypical (World Health Organization Grade II) Meningiomas is Associated With Symptom Resolution and Low Recurrence.
Sun SQ, Cai C, Ravindra VM, Gamble P, Yarbrough CK, Dacey RG, Dowling JL, Zipfel GJ, Wright NM, Santiago P, Robinson CG, Schmidt MH, Kim AH, Ray WZ Neurosurgery 2015 Jun 76 6 739-46
Fatal human herpesvirus 6-associated encephalitis in two boys with underlying POLG mitochondrial disorders.
Al-Zubeidi D, Thangarajh M, Pathak S, Cai C, Schlaggar BL, Storch GA, Grange DK, Watson ME Pediatric neurology 2014 Sep 51 3 448-52
Management of atypical cranial meningiomas, part 1: predictors of recurrence and the role of adjuvant radiation after gross total resection.
Sun SQ, Kim AH, Cai C, Murphy RK, DeWees T, Sylvester P, Dacey RG, Grubb RL, Rich KM, Zipfel GJ, Dowling JL, Leuthardt EC, Leonard JR, Evans J, Simpson JR, Robinson CG, Perrin RJ, Huang J, Chicoine MR Neurosurgery 2014 Oct 75 4 347-54; discussion 354-5; quiz 355
Keratinizing-type squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx: p16 overexpression is associated with positive high-risk HPV status and improved survival.
Cai C, Chernock RD, Pittman ME, El-Mofty SK, Thorstad WL, Lewis JS The American journal of surgical pathology 2014 Jun 38 6 809-15
Regional ischemic immune myopathy: a paraneoplastic dermatomyopathy.
Cai C, Alshehri A, Choksi R, Pestronk A Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology 2014 Dec 73 12 1126-33
In myofibroblastic sarcomas of the head and neck, mitotic activity and necrosis define grade: a case study and literature review.
Cai C, Dehner LP, El-Mofty SK Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology 2013 Dec 463 6 827-36
Teratocarcinoma formation in embryonic stem cell-derived neural progenitor hippocampal transplants.
Germain ND, Hartman NW, Cai C, Becker S, Naegele JR, Grabel LB Cell transplantation 2012 21 8 1603-11
Primary Ewing's sarcoma of cranial bones: analysis of ten patients.
Salunke PS, Gupta K, Malik V, Kumar N, Henke LE, Cai C, Chen WS, Pfeifer JD Acta neurochirurgica 2011 Jul 153 7 1477-85
Hedgehog serves as a mitogen and survival factor during embryonic stem cell neurogenesis.
Cai C, Thorne J, Grabel L Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio) 2008 May 26 5 1097-108
Directing the differentiation of embryonic stem cells to neural stem cells.
Cai C, Grabel L Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists 2007 Dec 236 12 3255-66
Rapid progression to glioblastoma in a subset of IDH-mutated astrocytomas: a genome-wide analysis.
Richardson TE, Snuderl M, Serrano J, Karajannis MA, Heguy A, Oliver D, Raisanen JM, Maher EA, Pan E, Barnett S, Cai C, Habib AA, Bachoo RM, Hatanpaa KJ Journal of neuro-oncology 2017 Apr
- Radiation Therapy for Residual or Recurrent Atypical Meningioma: The Effects of Modality, Timing, and Tumor Pathology on Long-Term Outcomes.
- Tumor ischemia and radio-resistance
- Neuromuscular disease