Lu Cai, MD, PhD

Multi-Organ Toxicology Research Interest Group Leader


Professor of Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology, and Pharmacology & Toxicology,
Director of Pediatric Research Inst, Dept. of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Found. Chair for Pediatric Research
University of Louisville School of Medicine
571 S. Floyd St., Suite 432
Louisville, KY 40202
Tel: 502-852-2214

Dr. Lu Cai’s research interests and expertise include the cellular and molecular mechanisms of diabetes-induced cardiovascular diseases, more specifically for the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy, and the roles of trace elements such as zinc and iron and related metallothionein in the development of diabetic complications as well as the health effect of environmental contamination of heavy metals such as cadmium or ionizing radiation on the victim and their offspring.

Research Keywords: Diabetic complications, cadmiumcardiovascular disease, cardiomyopathy, metallothionein, metal toxicity, radiation biology,  trace elementszinc