Cui, Yuhai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

1391 Sandford St
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-953-6622
Fax: 519-457-3997
Email: yuhai.cui@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Genetic regulation of seed storage proteins in Arabidopsis
  • Genetic networks controling seed maturation
  • Improvement of soybean and Brassica oilseed quality
  • Development of soybean and Brassica oilseed as biofactories
  • Arabidopsis molecular genetics
  • Plant molecular biology

Current Projects:

  • Regulation of Soybean Storage Protein Genes - A Genetics Approach
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms Controlling Seed Maturation Genes

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario, Department of Biology
  • Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists
  • American Society of Plant Biologists

Research publications

2018

  • Li C, Chen C, Chen H, Wang S, Chen X, Cui Y. (2018) "Verification of DNA Motifs in Arabidopsis using CRISPR/Cas9 Mediated Mutagenesis".Plant Biotechnol J. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12886. [Epub ahead of print]

2017

  • Chen C, Li C, Wang Y, Renaud J, Tian G, Kambhampati S, Saatian B, Nguyen V, Hannoufa A, Marsolais F, Yuan ZC, Yu K, Austin RS, Liu J, Kohalmi SE, Wu K6, Huang S, Cui Y (2017). "Cytosolic acetyl-CoA promotes histone acetylation predominantly at H3K27 in Arabidopsis". Nature Plants. 3(10):814-824. doi: 10.1038/s41477-017-0023-7. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
  • Hou Y, Zhai L, Li X, Xue Y, Wang J, Yang P, Cao C, Li H, Cui Y, Bian S. (2017). "Comparative Analysis of Fruit Ripening-Related miRNAs and Their Targets in Blueberry Using Small RNA and Degradome Sequencing" .Int J Mol Sci. 8(12). pii: E2767. doi: 10.3390/ijms18122767.
  • Li X, Xie X, Li J, Cui Y, Hou Y, Zhai L, Wang X, Fu Y, Liu R, Bian S. (2017)Conservation and diversification of the miR166 family in soybean and potential roles of newly identified miR166s. BMC Plant Biology 17(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s12870-017-0983-9.

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2009

Other science related publications

2016

  • Li C, Cui Y. (2016) A DNA element that remembers winter. Nature Genetics 48(12):1451-1452. doi: 10.1038/ng.3727.
  • Saatian, B. and Cui, Y. (2016). GLUCAN SYNTHASE-LIKE 8: A Key Player in Early Seedling Development in Arabidopsis (A PhD thesis; ir.lib.uwo.ca).

2015

  • Hossan, M.J. and Cui, Y. (2015). Genetic Analysis of a Non-Germinating Mutant of Arabidopsis Thaliana (MSc thesis).

2014

  • Li, C.L. and Cui, Y. (2014). Arabidopsis Chromatin Remodeler Brahma: Its Functional Interplay with Polycomb Proteins and The REF6 Histone Demethylase. University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 2540. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/2540; Degree: Doctor of Philosophy; Program: Biology; Supervisor: Dr. Yuhai Cui. (Report)

2012

  • Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Navabi, A., Yu, K., and Cui, Y. (2012). "Genome Wide SNP discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Poster)

2010

  • Hou, A., Conner, R.L., Nguyen, V., Cui, Y., and Balasubramanian, P.M. (2010). "Worldwide dry bean germplasm collections useful for cultivar development for production in Canada.", 8th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 3-5, 2010.

2009

  • Cui, Y., Patel, J., Zou, J., and Keller, W.A. (2009). "Oilseed Brassicas.", in Kole, C. and Hall, T.C. (eds.) - Compendium of Transgenic Crop Plants: Transgenic Oilseed Crops, Blackwell Publishing, Chapter 2.
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