Department of Plant Science
Professor, chairman of the Department of Plant Sciences .He received his Ph.D degree from Tokyo Agriculture University. He has undertaken two national: "863 Project" and more than 10 Shanghai Municipal Key Project of genetic cultivating and breeding cucumbers.
In recent years, a comparative saturated linkage map of cucumber was constructed,and the gene and QTLs for important agricultural traits were located based on the linkage map by professor cai's laboratory. They also established the induction system of cucumber haploid and breeded 4 new product varieties, in which 2 received protection of new plant variety from the Agriculture Department of China. His team published 5 research papers in SCI journals in 2004. Professor Cai was honored with a third-class of the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Advancement Award in 2002.
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