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.
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.