Xin Cai, M.D., Ph.D.

Xin Cai, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Education and Training

  • AB/AM: Harvard University (advisor: Jack W. Szostak, Ph.D.)
  • MD/PhD: UT Southwestern Medical Center (advisor: Zhijian James Chen, Ph.D.)
  • Postdoc: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (advisor: Craig B. Thompson, M.D.)
  • Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Residency: Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Select Honors

  • 2021: NIH/NCI K99/R00 Pathway to Early Independence Award
  • 2019: ABR Holman Research Pathway Fellow
  • 2015: Clinical Vignette Award Finalist, Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting
  • 2014: Nominata Award Finalist (top Ph.D student at UT Southwestern)
  • 2012: HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 2008: John Harvard Scholar (top 10% of class)
  • 2007: Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Summer Research Fellowship


Gurveer Kaur

Gurveer Kaur, Research Technician

Gurveer earned her B.S. in environmental engineering with a minor in math from Southern Methodist University in 2019. After working in civil engineering consulting for 3.5 years, she decided to pursue a career change in a more healthcare-focused field. Outside of working and studying, she enjoys going to yoga classes, reading, going to concerts (she’s a big Taylor Swift and Harry Styles fan), and spending time with her friends and family.