Xiaoyang Cai (Frank) is form Wuxi, China. He received both B.S. and M.S. in chemistry form Nanjing University of technology. While there his study mainly focused on total synthesis of natural products. He attended Tulane University in fall 2014 and joined the Gibb group in October 2014. He successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Controlling Reactions within Nanospace” on 27 July 2020.