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. Dr. Cui develops new tools to study the nano-bio interface, electrophysiology, and signal transduction in cells at normal and disease conditions. As a scientist and a teacher, she enjoys working with young scientists to explore the natural world with scientific innovations. Research in her group spans the disciplines of physical chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, and neurobiology. 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.
Li, X., Matino, L., Zhang, W., Klausen, L., McGuire, A. F., Lubrano, C., … Cui, B. (2019). A nanostructure platform for live-cell manipulation of membrane curvature. Nature Protocols.
Tee, B. C. K., Chortos, A., Berndt, A., Nguyen, A. K., Tom, A., McGuire, A., … Bao, Z. (2015). A skin-inspired organic digital mechanoreceptor. SCIENCE, 350(6258), 313-?
Jia, J.-M., Chowdary, P. D., Gao, X., Ci, B., Li, W., Mulgaonkar, A., … Ge, W.-P. (2017). Control of cerebral ischemia with magnetic nanoparticles. Nature Methods, 14(2), 160–66.
Zhang, K., Ben Kenan, R. F., Osakada, Y., Xu, W., Sinit, R. S., Chen, L., … Wu, C. (2013). Defective Axonal Transport of Rab7 GTPase Results in Dysregulated Trophic Signaling. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 33(17), 7451–7462.
De Martino, S., Zhang, W., Klausen, L., Lou, H.-Y., Li, X., Alfonso, F. S., … Cui, B. (2019). Dynamic Manipulation of Cell Membrane Curvature by Light-Driven Reshaping of Azopolymer. Nano Letters.
Xie, C., Lin, Z., Hanson, L., Cui, Y., & Cui, B. (2012). Intracellular recording of action potentials by nanopillar electroporation. NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, 7(3), 185–90.
Lin, Z. C., Xie, C., Osakada, Y., Cui, Y., & Cui, B. (2014). Iridium oxide nanotube electrodes for sensitive and prolonged intracellular measurement of action potentials. Nature Communications, 5, 3206-?
Alfonso, F. S., Zhou, Y., Liu, E., McGuire, A. F., Yang, Y., Kantarci, H., … Cui, B. (2020). Label-free optical detection of bioelectric potentials using electrochromic thin films. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Zhang, K., Duan, L., Ong, Q., Lin, Z., Varman, P. M., Sung, K., & Cui, B. (2014). Light-mediated kinetic control reveals the temporal effect of the Raf/MEK/ERK pathway in PC12 cell neurite outgrowth. PloS One, 9(3).
Lou, H.-Y. Y., Zhao, W., Li, X., Duan, L., Powers, A., Akamatsu, M., … Cui, B. (2019). Membrane curvature underlies actin reorganization in response to nanoscale surface topography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.