Dingcai Cao, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology University of Illinois College of MedicineDepartment of Ophthalmology
Work Phone: 312-355-3662
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Biographical Info

Dingcai Cao, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Visual Perception Laboratory


BS in Psychology—Peking University, China
MS in Biopsychology—Beijing University, China
MS in Statistics—University of Chicago
PhD in Biopsychology—University of Chicago

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
UIC Department of Ophthalmology
1855 W. Taylor Street, MC 648
Chicago, IL 60612

Email: dcao98@uic.edu
Tel: 312-355-3662 
Office Location:  LIERI, 1905 W. Taylor Street

Dr. Cao joined the Department in September 2011 as a member of the research faculty. He is the Principal investigator of a National Eye Institute research grant, Rod-cone Interactions in Mesopic Vision (R01EY1019651). Dr. Cao joined UIC from the University of Chicago, where he earned a PhD in Biopsychology and served on U of C’s ophthalmology faculty. Dr. Cao’s research focuses on finding what the neural mechanisms are that mediate visual processing, and how retinal diseases affect visual functions.

Dingcai Cao receives grant from ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research

Categories: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Research Faculty