Cui, Steve, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5C9
Telephone: 226-217-8076
Fax: 519-829-2600

Areas of Expertise:

  • extraction and fraction
  • functional properties
  • carbohydrate chemistry
  • value added processing
  • complex carbohydrates
  • water soluble dietary fiber
  • rheology and texture

Current Projects:

  • Biopolymer interactions-polysaccharide and polysaccharide and as well polysaccharides and proteins
  • Comprehensive fractionation and utilization of commercial wheat bran
  • Novel and environment-friendly applications of hydrocolloids in non-food systems. Understanding the mechanisms and improvement of quality of gum stabilized joints for landscaping industry
  • Polysaccharide gums from agriculture products: chemical structure, functional properties and value added processing

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.


  • Guo, Q., Cui, S.W., Kang, J., Ding, H., Wang, Q., and Wang, C. (2015). "Non-starch polysaccharides from American ginseng: Physicochemical investigation and structural characterization.", Food Hydrocolloids, 44, pp. 320-327. doi : 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.09.031
  • Kang, J., Guo, Q., Wang, Q., Phillips, G.O., and Cui, S.W. (2015). "New studies on gum ghatti (Anogeissus latifolia) part V: The conformational properties of gum ghatti.", Food Hydrocolloids, 43, pp. 25-30. doi : 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.04.042
  • Kang, J., Guo, Q., Wang, Q., Phillips, G.O., and Cui, S.W. (2015). "New studies on gum ghatti (Anogeissuslatifolia) part VI: Physicochemical characteristics of the protein moiety of gum ghatti.", Food Hydrocolloids, 44, pp. 237-243. doi : 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.09.013


  • Cui, S.W. and Chang, Y.H. (2014). "Emulsifying and structural properties of pectin enzymatically extracted from pumpkin.", Food Science and Technology - LWT, 58(2), pp. 396-403. doi : 10.1016/j.lwt.2014.04.012
  • Hu, J.-L., Nie, S-P., Wu., Q.-M., Li, Chang, Fu, Z.-H., Gong, J., Cui, S.W., and Xie, M-Y. (2014). "Polysaccharide from seeds of Plantago asiatica L. affects lipid metabolism and colon microbiota of mouse.", Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(1), pp. 229-234. doi : 10.1021/jf4040942
  • Li, J.-E., Cui, S.W., Nie, S-P., and Xie, M-Y. (2014). "Structure and biological activities of a pectic polysaccharide from Mosla chinensis Maxim. Cv. Jiangxiangru.", Carbohydrate Polymers, 105(1), pp. 276-284. doi : 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.01.081
  • Liu, Y.F., Zhang, J.S., Tang, Q.J., Yang, Y., Guo, Q., Wang, Q., Wu, D., and Cui, S.W. (2014). "Physicochemical characterization of a high molecular weight bioactive β-d-glucan from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lucidum.", Carbohydrate Polymers, 101, pp. 968-974. doi : 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.10.024
  • Miao, M., Jiang, H., Jiang, B., Li, Y., Cui, S.W., and Zhang, T. (2014). "Structure elucidation of catechins for modulation of starch digestion.", Food Science and Technology - LWT, 57(1), pp. 188-193. doi : 10.1016/j.lwt.2014.01.005
  • Miao, M., Jiang, H., Jiang, B., Zhang, T., Cui, S.W., and Jin, Z. (2014). "Phytonutrients for controlling starch digestion: Evaluation of grape skin extract.", Food Chemistry, 145, pp. 205-211. doi : 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.08.056
  • Miao, M., Ma, Y., Jiang, B., Huang, C., Li, X.-H., Cui, S.W., and Zhang, T. (2014). "Structural investigation of a neutral extracellular glucan from Lactobacillus reuteri SK24.003.", Carbohydrate Polymers, 106(1), pp. 384-392. doi : 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.01.047
  • Xing, X.-H., Cui, S.W., Nie, S-P., Phillips, G.O., Goff, H.D., and Wang, Q. (2014). "Study on Dendrobium officinale O-acetyl-glucomannan (Dendronan®): Part I. Extraction, purification, and partial structural characterization.", Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre, 4(1), pp. 74-83. doi : 10.1016/j.bcdf.2014.06.004
  • Zarepoor, L., Lu, J.T., Zhang, C., Wu, W., Lepp, D., Robinson, L., Wanasundara, P.K.J.P.D., Cui, S.W., Villeneuve, S., Fofana, B., Tsao, R., Wood, G.A., and Power, K.A. (2014). "Dietary flaxseed intake exacerbates acute colonic mucosal injury and inflammation induced by dextran sodium sulfate.", American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 306(12), pp. G1042-G1055. doi : 10.1152/ajpgi.00253.2013






Other Science Related Publications:


  • Guo, Q. and Cui, S.W. (2013). "Polysaccharides from dendrobium officinal, cordyceps sinensis and ganoderma: Structures and bioactivities.", 17th International Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry Conference, Wales, UK, June 25-28, 2013, pp. 303-317.


  • Power, K.A., Villeneuve, S., Mondor, M., Fustier, P., Arcand, Y., Lamarche, F., Britten, M., Cui, S.W., Tsao, R., Fofana, B., and Wanasundara, P.K.J.P.D. (2012). "Recent progress on the incorporation of flaxseed into cereal based matrices: delivery of bioactives to target sites and a comprehensive assessment of their biological effects.", 64th Flax Institute of the United States, Doublewood Inn, Fargo, ND, USA, March 29-30, 2012. (Presentation)