Prof. Song Cai has a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from the National University of Ireland and a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatry at McGill University, Canada. She was a lecturer at Tsinghua University, an assistant professor at University of British Columbia, an associate professor at Canadian Institutes of Health Research and PEI University, and a distinguished professor at China Medical University in Taiwan. And in 2005, she was awarded the title of Chief Scientist of Psychoneuroimmunology in Canada by the Prime Minister and Parliament of Canada and returned to China as the director of National Engineering Institute for the Development of Endangered Medicinal Resources in Southwest China.
She is currently a leading talent and Ph.D. supervisor at Guangdong Ocean University. She founded the Institute of Marine Medicine, the Marine Medicine Center of Shenzhen Research Institute, and is employed by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Xinxiang Medical University, and is a visiting professor at Dalhousie University.
She has received 8 Who's Who of Distinguished Scientists worldwide, more than 10 international academic awards including the Pfizer International Prize for Psychiatric Research, Life Fellow of the International Society for Stress and Behavior. She has been selected as one of the top scientists in the world in 2020 and 2021 (ranked 102/248 and 206/220 in basic medicine in China), and has been selected as one of the top 10 Highly Cited Chinese Researchers for three consecutive years in 2019, 2020 and 2021: top 10 in neuroscience, top 3 in food science and "Overseas Master Teacher" by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Shenzhen "National Leading Talents" and several international awards.
She has long collaborated with international companies such as Pfizer Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, and Amarine in the development of chemical and marine drugs and published more than 140 SCI articles (impact factor:3-34) including Nature sub-journal, Mol Psychiatry, Prog Lipid Res, Biol Psychiatry, BBI, etc.
Prof. Song Cai is the editor-in-chief and editorial board member of 8 international journals, including the editor-in-chief of the international journal Curr Res Behav Sci, the associate editor-in-chief of Neuroimmunomodulation, and the editor-in-chief of the Chinese core journal Chinese Medicine Processing and Health. She has received 16 major projects and research grants at national, international, provincial and ministerial levels. She has trained more than 50 postdoctoral students, master and doctoral students and invited lectures in international conferences more than 60 times.
In 2018, she was honored as an honorary citizen of Zhanjiang City.
In 2021, she was awarded the International Cooperation Award for Foreign Experts in Institutions of Higher Education.