School of Life Sciences
Address: NO.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China 100871
Peking University, Beijing, China (School of Life Sciences, Graduate student) 2014-Present
Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China (School of Life Sciences, Bachelor of Science) 2010-2014
My research interest is to understand how biological species perceive and interact with the physical world. I have been doing research in the following two fields:
1. Structural color and dynamic color change, with a focus on how octopuses change color.
2. The molecular mechanism of animal magnetoreception, migration and navigation, with a focus on how animals sense the geomagnetic field.
2018-Present: The molecular mechanism of animal magnetoreception
2018-Present: Tracing the protein assembly one step at a time
2017-2019: Reconstruction of Dynamic and Reversible Color Change in Cephalopods using Refletcin Protein
2013-2017: Studies on the origin and mechanism of reflectin-mediated structural color change in cephalopods
Zhe Guan*, Tiantian Cai*, Zhongmin Liu, Yunfeng Dou, Xuesong Hu, Peng Zhang, Xin Sun, Hongwei Li, Yao Kuang, Qiran Zhai, Hao Ruan, Xuanxuan Li, Zeyang Li, Qihui Zhu, Jingeng Mai, Qining Wang, Luhua Lai, Jianguo Ji, Haiguang Liu, Bin Xia, Taijiao Jiang, Shu-Jin Luo, Hongwei Wang, Can Xie, Origin of the reflectin gene and hierarchical assembly of its protein. Current Biology27, 833–2842, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.07.061 (2017). (*: Co-first)
Tiantian Cai*, Kui Han*, Peilin Yang, Zhou Zhu, Mengcheng Jiang, Yanyi Huang, and Can Xie, Reconstruction of Dynamic and Reversible Color Change in Cephalopods using Reflectin Protein. Scientific Reports (2019) (In Press).