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:


  • 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.