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Bianxiao Cui

Bianxiao Cui

Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of Chemistry


Dr. Bianxiao Cui is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of Chemistry and a fellow of the Wu Tsai Stanford Neuroscience Institute at Stanford University. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a BS degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. She worked as a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Steven Chu before joining the faculty of Stanford University, Department of Chemistry. Her main area of interest is to understand how cells and tissues interact with nanoscale topographic features of material surfaces. She also develops nanoscale tools to study electrophysiology and signal transduction in neurons at normal conditions and in neurodegenerative diseases. Her awards and distinctions include Barany Award from Biophysical Society, NIH New Innovator Award, NSF CAREER award, NSF Inspire award, Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering, Hellman Scholar, Searle Scholar Award and Dreyfus New Faculty Award.


Professor, Chemistry
Member, Bio-X
Faculty Fellow, Stanford ChEM-H
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Other Appointments

Affiliated Faculty and Scientific Leadership Council Member, Stanford Bio-X (2014 - Present)

Honors & Awards

Michael and Kate Barany Award, Biophysical Society (2018)
NSF INSPIRE award, National Science Foundation (2013)
NIH New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health (2012)
Hellman Scholar, Hellman Foundation (2011)
NSF CAREER award, National Science Foundation (2011)
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (2009)
Searle Scholar Award, Searle Scholars Program (2009)
Dreyfus New Faculty Award, Camille & Henry Dreyfus foundation (2008)
Terman Fellowship, Stanford University (2008)
NIH Pathway to Independence Career Award, National Institutes of Health (2006)

Professional Education

Postdoc, Stanford University Department of Physics, Biophysics (2002)
Ph.D., University of Chicago, Physical Chemistry (2002)
M.S., University of Chicago, Chemistry (2000)
B.S., University of Science & Technology of China, Material Sci. & Eng. (1998)

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