School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi

Dr. Ruofan Cao

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by wltarpy
Research Assistant Professor-Microscopy Core Manager
114 Shoemaker Hall

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University Main Campus
  • B.E., Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum


  • Research Assistant Professor, Microscopy Core Manager

Brief Bio:

Ruofan Cao is a research assistant professor and GlyCORE imaging core manager. Cao received his Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in 2015. Following employment at the W.M. Keck Center for Cellular Imaging (KCCI) at University of Virginia, Cao gained tremendous experience in fluorescence microscopy. With expertise on various microscopy systems and techniques, he trained and helped KCCI users for using facility microscopes (Airyscan, confocal, multiphoton, light-sheet, FLIM, Widefield, TIRF,) and advanced microscopy imaging techniques such as FRET, FLIM, FRAP, FCS, SHG etc. He also built a novel 2-Photon adaptive optics FLIM imaging system, which will be applied to a number of biological studies including brain and ear metabolic imaging. In 2020 Cao joined the Biology department at the University of Mississippi. Cao has published numerous papers on Biomedical Optical techniques development.