Tiantian Cai

 

                                      Graduate student

                                      School of Life Sciences

                                      Peking University​

                                      Email: tiantiancai@pku.edu.cn

                                         

                                      Address: NO.5 Yiheyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China 100871

     

   

Education Background

       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

 

Research Interests: 

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.

Research project

     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

Publications

  1.  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)

  2. 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).

Address

High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Hefei Institutes of Physical Science

Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Science Island, Hefei, China 230031

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