Ruifeng Cao


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Neurosciences and/or Pharmacology


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Research interests

My lab is interested in molecular signaling mechanisms that orchestrate daily rhythms in our brain and how their dysregulation contributes to neurological and psychiatric diseases. We are particularly interested in the role of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and mechanisms that control mRNA translation in the circadian clock.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Fourth Military Medical University

PhD, The Ohio State University

External Positions

Member, Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

2010 → …

Member, Society for Neuroscience

2008 → …

Research Interest Keywords

  • circadian rhythms
  • neuronal signal transduction
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • cellular stress response
  • mRNA translation
  • mTOR signaling
  • sleep
  • traumatic brain injury
  • glioma


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