Minying Cai

Research Professor

Minying Cai

Research Professor

Degrees and Appointments

  • Ph.D. 2004 University of Arizona, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
  • Research Assistant 1991-1992 Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Research Associate Professor 1992-1997 Shanghai Research Center of Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Associate Professor 1997-1999 Shanghai Research Center of Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Research Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science
  • Research Professor, BIO5 Institute
  • Research Professor Arizona Cancer Center

Awards and Honors

  • National Academy of Inventors, Senior Member (2020)
  • Top 1% of scholars all over the world writing about Pro-Opiomelanocortin over the past 10 years (Pub Med), a level label as "Expert" of 2022.
  • The highest award from China Ministry of Science and Technology for “Progress in Science & Technology”. (1997.3) Award Given to the Project on Studies of Transgenic Plants (Major Role).
  • The highest award from China Ministry of Agriculture for the work of transgenic plant project ‘Genetic Engineering of Potato Cultivars for Resistance to Bacteria’. (1996.7) Individual Award Given to the Project.
  • Travel award from American Peptide Society (2001)
  • V.J. Hruby Fellowship Award in Peptide Research for “Those who succeed in science do so by hard work and the excellence of their ideas”. (2005.6)
  • Galileo Circle Copernicus Awardees at the University of Arizona (2018).

Research Specialties:  Bioorganic, Chemical Biology, Protein and Membrane Biochemistry, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure, and Structural Biology

Faculty Research Faculty Biochemistry