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Jianmin Cui

314-935-8896
jcui@wustl.edu
Whitaker Hall, Room 290C

PhD, State University of New York, 1992
MS, Peking University, 1986
BS, Peking University, 1983

Jianmin Cui

Professor

Research

Jianmin Cui's research includes molecular basis of electrical signaling in normal and diseased cardiovascular and nervous systems. Abnormal electrical activities cause cardiac arrhythmia and neurological disorders such as epilepsy. Using experimental and computational approaches, including molecular biology, electrophysiology, fluorescence optical measurement, kinetic modeling and protein dynamics simulation, the Cui lab analyzes the mechanism of ion channels that generate electrical signals and how genetic mutations of these important molecules alter channel function and cause diseases.

The lab also designs small molecules and discovers natural toxins that target ion channels, which can be used as research tools or drug leads.

Biography

Professor Cui came to Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 from Case Western Reserve University, where he was an assistant professor. From 1994 to 1998, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University following work as a postdoctoral fellow at State University of New York.

​Aims to design ultrasound protocols for drug & gene delivery