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.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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(G1042-G1055). doi : 10.1152/ajpgi.00253.2013






Other Science Related Publications:


  • 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)