Prof. Cai Song

Academic Degree(s)





Current Position

Directors, National Leading Scientist


Professional Experience

  • Jan. 2011-Sept. 2013 Director and Professor, Chinese Academy Engineer Institute for the Development of Endangered Medicinal Resources in South-West China.
  • July 2005-July, 2010 Canada Research Chair, National Research Institute of Nutrisciences and Health and Department of Biomedical Science, AVC, UPEI, Canada.
  • Sept 2001-Sept. 2004, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada.


Education & Training

  • 1995-1997, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Neuroscience Research Institute, Carleton University and Psychology School, University of Ottawa, Canada.
  • 1994-1995, Postdoctoral Researcher in Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada.
  • 1991-1994, PhD in Psychoneuroimmunology, the National University of Ireland.



  • Aug.2017, National Leading Scientist Certificate, Shenzhen City, China
  • Nov. 2016, Fellow and Life Member of International Stress and Behaviour Society. US.
  • Aug, 2012, “Famous Oversea Professor”, Chinese Ministration of Education (1 million RMB), China.
  • June 2005, Canada Research Chair II in Psychoneuroimmunology awarded by the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada.
  • Feb. 1999, Pfizer 1998 Psychiatry Award, by Pfizer International Pharmaceuticals, London, UK.


Research Grants

  • 2016-2019, Development of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of depression and neurodegeneration. Department of Science and Technology, Guangdong Province, China. ¥8,000,000.
  • 2014-2018,The role of microglia-induced inflammation and changed membrane function in chronic stress model of depression. National Natural Science Foundation of China. ¥700,000.
  • 2014-2018, The modulation of neuron-immune network and function in unsaturated fatty acid gene transit and knock out mice. Taiwan National Science Council. TWD 6,200,000. 
  • 2014-2018, Canada-China International platform. Department of Education, Guangdong Government, China. ¥360,000.
  • 2011-2016, The mechanism of IL-1-induced neurodegeneration and memory impairment. National Natural Science Grant. ¥590,000.


Committee & Membership

  • World Research Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2013-) Associate Editor
  • Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience (2015- ), Review Editor
  • Chinese core periodical “Chinese Medicine Process and Health”(2016-), Chief Editor