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Group news

May 25th, 2022

Lina was invited to give a seminar at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine.  

May 19th, 2022

Lina was invited to give a seminar at the Academia Sinica, Taiwan. (Virtual)

April 8-13th, 2022

Laura, Kelton and Zhishen presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual conference. Great work!  

March 25th, 2022

Joyce got accepted into the MD program of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations!

Feb. 24th, 2022

Alaleh got accepted into the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences of College of Medicine at UF. Congratulations!

Feb. 7th, 2022

Zach, Zhishen, Johnathan, Laura, and Alaleh presented their work at UF CoP Research Showcase. Great job!

Dec. 23rd, 2021

Our J. Med. Chem. Paper was featured on the journal's front cover. Congratulations Jun, Xiaowei, Chao, Laura and others!

Dec. 20th, 2021

Lina and Laura launched SenoTrac Biotechnology! Yah~ 

Dec. 17th, 2021

Lina hooded Kelton, the first Ph.D. graduate from the Cui lab, at UF's graduation ceremony! A great milestone and memorable moment!

Dec. 16th, 2021

The group hosted a party at Yuzhao's clubhouse to celebrate the holidays, Zhishen and Zach passing their qualifying exams, and Kelton's farewell. Congratulations to Zhishen and Zach & best wishes to Kelton! Happy holidays!

Nov. 1st, 2021

Kelton successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, and will join the Weissleder lab as a NIH T32 postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Congratulations Kelton! We are so proud of you! The group celebrated at Lake Warburg.

Oct. 19th, 2021

Lina spoke at the College of Pharmacy's PharmTalk.

Oct. 6th, 2021

Lina was nominated by UF for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists.

Sept. 28th, 2021

Chao completed his training in our lab and returned to China to be a medical doctor. We appreciate your contribution in the past 4 years. Best wishes!

Sept. 20th, 2021

Chang-Hung started as a research scientist in our lab. Welcome!

Sept. 2nd, 2021

Alaleh started as a research assistant in our lab. Welcome!

Aug. 24th, 2021

Sabrina, Dr. Cui's University Multicultural Mentor Program (UMMP) mentee, joined our lab as an undergrad research assistant. Welcome!

Aug. 22-26, 2021

Laura gave an oral presentation and Kelton gave a poster presentation at the American Chemical Society Annual Meeting (virtual).

July 6-9th, 2021

Lina was invited to speak at the Materials for Humanity, Singapore (virtual).

June 8, 2021

Jun and Kelton's paper "Ultrasensitive small molecule fluorogenic probe for human heparanase" won the Best Research Paper Award in the UF College of Pharmacy in 2020. 

June 8, 2021

Zach was awarded the Junior Award for Excellence for his all-around excellence in his coursework and research in the junior years. Zach also won the Best Graduate Student Seminar Presentation Award (Junior division). Congratulations, Zach!

June 8, 2021

Kelton won the Exemplary Service Student Award in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and was recognized as the College of Pharmacy's Superhero of 2021! Congratulations Kelton!

June 4, 2021

Yuzhao and Johnathan joined our lab as graduate students. Welcome aboard! 

April 22-23, 2021

Laura, Chao, Kelton, Zach, and Zhishen presented at the UF Drug Discovery Symposium. Kelton gave a fantastic oral presentation, and Zhishen won the Poster Award. Congratulations and great work, everyone!

April 12-13, 2021

Laura, Chao, Kelton, Zach, and Zhishen presented at the UF CoP Research Showcase. Kelton won the Poster Award. Congratulations and great work, everyone!  

April 10-15, 2021

Lina, Kelton, Chao, and Xiaogang presented at the AACR annual conference (virtual). Great work everyone!

April 5-30th, 2021

Lina was invited to give a talk at ACS annual meeting. Kelton and Jun also presented their posters (virtual). Great work everyone! 


Kelton, Chao, Laura presented at the UF Health Cancer Center annual symposium. Kelton won the Poster Award! Congratulations & great work everyone!

Jan. 18, 2021

Samantha Flyer joined our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

Jan. 15, 2021

Lina was invited to give a talk at the UF Health Cancer Center.

Dec. 10, 2022

Lina was invited to give a seminar at the ACS webinar hosted by ACS Carbohydrate division and European Glycoscience Community.

Nov. 8, 2020

Meijun returned to China to work as a scientist in a pharmaceutical company. Best of luck Meijun! 

Nov. 6, 2020

Lina was invited to give a virtual seminar at the University of Calgary, Canada. 

Oct. 7th, 2020

Lina was invited to give a seminar at Northeastern University, Boston, MA (Virtual). 

Sept 22, 2020

Prof. Todd Lowary virtually "visited" our college and gave a fantastic seminar! Great to see you again Todd!

July 17, 2020

Jun decided to return to China and join Wuxi Pharma. Thanks for your great contribution in the past 5 years. Best wishes to Jun in his future career in China!

March, 9th, 2020

Lina was invited to speak at the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Florida.

Feb. 10, 2020

Jun, Chao, Kelton, and Xiaogang presented at the College of Pharmacy Research Showcase. Great work everyone!

Nov. 7th, 2019

Lina was nominated to be the Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine in the National Academy of Medicine.