Wei Cao, Ph.D.

Wei Cao, Ph.D.

Global Marketing Manager, Translational Sciences

Dr. Wei Cao joined QIAGEN in 2010 and currently leads the webinar program, presenting various topics on advanced techniques in biomedical research. She received her Ph.D. from Peking University in China in 2010, and conducted postdoctoral research at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Before joining QIAGEN, Dr. Cao worked as a senior scientist in R&D in pharmaceutical and biotech, focusing on HIV, HCV and cancer drug discovery and development.


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Discover the secrets of exosomes – from Sample to Insight

Exosomes function as shuttles for transferring functional molecules such as proteins, liquids and nucleic acids between donor and recipient cells. These nano-sized (30–100 nm) tiny vesicles have recently attracted a tremendous amount of attention from the scientific community. Research on exosomes has expanded significantly, as is clearly shown by the number of publications for a search… Read article →



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Exosomes in cardiovascular diseases – good or bad?

Exosomes and other extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key mediators of intercellular communication that impact the physiology of cells, tissues and organs. Exosomes participate in cellular functions, including carrying and delivering cargo such as proteins, liquids, messenger RNA (mRNA) and non-coding RNA (ncRNA). Due to their ability to circulate freely in body fluids and provide a… Read article →