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Chao Cai

University Title:
Assistant Professor
Division/Unit(s):
Health & Life Sciences
Location(s):
Wilmeth Active Learning Center
3053S

Professional Information

Liaison Areas:
Biological Sciences
Botany & Plant Pathology
Forestry & Natural Resources
Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
Plant Sciences
Agriculture & Biological Engineering
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Sciences Education & Communication
Agriculture
Agronomy
Entomology
Food Science
Courses Taught:
ILS 59500 Data Management at the Bench
ILS 10300 Introduction to Data Lifecycle Management
Education:
Ph.D., Plant Biology, Purdue University, 2018
M.S., Cell Biology, Purdue University, 2015
B.S., Biotechnology, Beijing Normal University, 2010

Publications

2021    Maybee, C., Lin, G., Zakharov, W., Cai, C., Jason FitzSimmons J., & Sun, Y. Building undergraduate data literacy through faculty development. In Bauder, J. (Eds.), Data Literacy in Academic Libraries: Teaching Critical Thinking with Numbers. ALA Editions.

2021    Geng, Y.*, Cai, C.*, McAdam, S., Banks, J. A., Wisecaver, J. H., & Zhou, Y. A de novo transcriptome assembly of Ceratopteris richardii provides insights into the evolutionary dynamics of complex gene families in land plants. Genome Biology and Evolution, 13(3). (*Equal contributors)

2020    Flierl, M., Fundator, R., Reed, J., McGowan, B., Cai, C. and Maybee, C. Training the trainer to embed IL into curricula. Journal of Information Literacy, 14(1), 3-18.

2019    Cai, C., Atallah, N. M., Withers, K. A., DeLeon, A. M., Wu, Q., Gribskov, M., Salt, D. S., & Banks, J. A. Three genes define a bacterial-like arsenic tolerance mechanism in the arsenic hyperaccumulating fern Pteris vittata. Current Biology, 29(10), 1625-1633.

2019   Zhang, W.*, Cai, C.*, & Staiger, C. J. Myosins XI are involved in exocytosis of cellulose synthase complexes. Plant Physiology, 179(4), 1537-1555. (*Equal contributors)

2016    McAdam, S. A., Brodribb, T. J., Banks, J. A., Hedrich, R., Atallah, N. M., Cai, C., ... & Geiger, D. Abscisic acid controlled sex before transpiration in vascular plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113(45), 12862-12867.

2014    Cai, C., Henty-Ridilla, J. L., Szymanski, D. B., & Staiger, C. J. Arabidopsis myosin XI: a motor rules the tracks. Plant physiology166(3), 1359-1370.

2012    Su, H., Zhu, J., Cai, C., Pei, W., Wang, J., Dong, H., & Ren, H. FIMBRIN1 is involved in lily pollen tube growth by stabilizing the actin fringe. The Plant Cell24(11), 4539-4554.

2010    Cai, C., Li, Y., Shen, Y., & Ren, H. Cortical microtubule labeling: Insight of AFH14 in non-dividing cells. Plant signaling & behavior5(12), 1619-1622.

2010    Li, Y., Shen, Y., Cai, C., Zhong, C., Zhu, L., Yuan, M., & Ren, H. The type II Arabidopsis formin14 interacts with microtubules and microfilaments to regulate cell division. The Plant Cell22(8), 2710-2726