Official Chinese Academy of Sciences Biography
(1897.10.11 ~ 1990.7.29)
Physiologist. Born in Jieyang, Guangdong Province. Received Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, USA in 1925. Conducted research at the University of London, UK and Frankfurt University, Germany in 1930. Research professor, Military Academy of Medical Sciences.
Cai discovered the central region in the visual sense and eyeball motional function, which attracted great attention from physiologists all over the world and was considered Tsai's Region. In 1939, he established the first institute of physiology in Chengdu. During the 1930s and 1940s, he conducted in-depth studies on the function of glandula parathyreoidea, the adaptive phenomena of receptor and liver glyconeogenase mechanism. He devoted himself to the studies of navigation and aviation medicine and was the founder of these fields in China. From 1978, he supervised the studies on neurobiology. He wrote or compiled 11 books, including Physiology, Physiological Experiment and Fundamentals of Aviation and Space Medicine. He trained a number of outstanding scientists, such as Feng Depei, Tong Dizhou and many others, who were well-known experts both at home and abroad.
He became Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1955.
Birth Place: Jieyang, Guangdong.