626-395-6822 (lab)
 Address: Division of Biology & Biological Engineering, 156-29, California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125

 1996 - 2001  B.S. Biology, University of Science & Technology of China (USTC)
 2001 - 2007  Ph.D. Physiology and Biophysics, University of Southern California

Research Experience
 2008 - present  Postdoctoral fellow, HHMI & California Institute of Technology
 2001 - 2007  Research Assistant, University of Southern California
 2000 - 2001  Research Assistant, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai
 1999 - 2000
 Research Assistant, University of Science & Technology of China

Selected Awards and Memberships
 2011 -  NARSAD Young Investigator Award
 2010 -  The Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
 2010 -  Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society
 2007 -  Society for Neuroscience
 2003 -  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Selected Publications
 2014.Cai H, Haubensak W, Anthony TE, Anderson DJ. Central amygdala PKC-δ+ neurons mediate the influence of multiple anorexigenic signals. Nature Neuroscience 17: 1240-1248
 2013.Lin MY, Rohan JG, Cai H, Reim K, Ko CP, Chow RH. 2013. Complexin facilitates exocytosis and synchronizes vesicle release in two secretory model systems. J Physiol 591: 2463-2473.
 2010. Haubensak W, Kunwar P*, Cai H*, Ciocchi S*, Wall N, Ponnusami R, Biag J, Dong HW, Deisseroth K, Callawy E, Fanselow M, Luthi A, and Anderson DJ. 2010. Genetic dissection of an amygdala microcircuit that gates conditioned fear. Nature 468: 270-6. * equal contribution.
 2009. Xiao C, Nashmi R, McKinney S, Cai H, McIntosh JM, Lester H. 2009. Chronic nicotine selectively enhances α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the nigrostriatal dopamine pathway. J Neurosci 29: 12428-39.
 2008. Cai H, Reim K, Varoqueaux F, Tapechum S, Hill K, Sorensen JB, Brose N, Chow RH. 2008. Complexin II plays a positive role in Ca2+-triggered exocytosis by facilitating vesicle priming. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105: 19538-19543.
 2007. Kolski-Andreaco A, Cai H, Currle DS, Chandy KG, Chow RH. 2007. Mouse adrenal chromaffin cell isolation. J Vis Exp: 129.
 2006. Michael DJ, Cai H, Xiong W, Ouyang J, Chow RH. 2006. Mechanisms of peptide hormone secretion. Trends Endocrinol Metab 17: 408-415.
 2003. Bao L, Jin SX, Zhang C, Wang LH, Xu ZZ, Zhang FX, Wang LC, Ning FS, Cai HJ, Guan JS, Xiao HS, Xu ZQ, He C, Hokfelt T, Zhou Z, and Zhang X. 2003. Activation of delta opioid receptors induces receptor insertion and neuropeptide secretion. Neuron 37: 121-133.
 2002. Bao L, Wang HF, Cai HJ, Tong YG, Jin SX, Lu YJ, Grant G, Hokfelt T, Zhang X. 2002. Peripheral axotomy induces only very limited sprouting of coarse myelinated afferents into inner lamina II of rat spinal cord. Eur J Neurosci 16: 175-185.