Cui, Yuhai, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

1391 Sandford St
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-457-1470 (271)
Fax: 519-457-3997

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


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

Research Publications:

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








Other Science Related Publications:


  • 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.; Degree: Doctor of Philosophy; Program: Biology; Supervisor: Dr. Yuhai Cui. (Report)


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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.