About Us

Dongming Cai , MD, PhD is a neurologist and neuroscientist working in key research areas for studies in aging and neurodegenerative disorders. A major focus of her work is investigating the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis, with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for AD and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Neuroscience [NEU]

Molecular and Cellular Biology


MD, Tongji Medical University

Ph.D, The City University of New York

Postdoctoral training, The Rockefeller University

Residency training, Yale School of Medicine



  • 2021 ISMMS FBI Scholars Award
  • 2015 ADPD Junior Faculty Award
  • 2014 Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator Research Award
  • 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs Career Development Award