© 2015 by Lina Cui Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Principal Investigator

Lina Cui, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

College of Pharmacy

UF Health Science Center

UF Health Cancer Center

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Physical Address: 1345 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL 32610
Labs: Medical Science Building P5-09, P5-32
Office: Medical Science Building P5-31

Phone: 352-273-7090
Email: linacui@cop.ufl.edu

 

 

 

Brief Bio:

B.Sc. Chemistry, 2003, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, 2009 University of Alberta, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2011, UC-Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2014, Stanford University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, 2015-2018, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

A. APPOINTMENTS

 

2018.08 – present, Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, UF Health Science Center, UF Health Cancer Center

Research focus: Biochemistry, organic/medicinal chemistry, cancer research, molecular imaging, drug discovery
 

2015.01 – 2018.07, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research focus: Biochemistry, organic/medicinal chemistry, cancer research, molecular imaging, drug discovery

 

2011.08 – 2014.08, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Departments of Chemistry and Radiology, Molecular Imaging Program, Bio-X Program

Mentors: Jianghong Rao 

Research focus: biomedical Imaging, bioresponsive chemistries, cancer imaging and therapy

 

2009.01 – 2011.01, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, CA

College of Chemistry

Mentor: Jean M.J. Fréchet

Research focus: biomedical materials, bioresponsive delivery systems for vaccines/genes/drugs, cancer therapy

 

B. EDUCATION

 

2003.09 – 2008.12, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and Glycobiology, University of Alberta, Alberta Glycomic Center, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Thesis advisor: Prof. David R. Bundle

Research focus: organic synthesis (small molecules, carbohydrates, bioconjugation), glycoengineering, glycobiology, immunology, cancer immunotherapy

 

1999.09 – 2003.06, B.Sc. in Chemistry (Honor), Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Thesis advisor: Prof. Licheng Song

Research focus: organic synthesis

 

C. HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2017-2022, NIH R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA);

2017-2020, DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Award;

2017, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Early Career Researcher Recruitment Award;

2017, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Grant Award;

2016, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Match Fund Award;

2015, UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Grant Award;

2015, Start-up award, University of New Mexico;

2008, J. Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award, University of Alberta, Canada;

2008, GSA Professional Development Grants, University of Alberta, Canada.

2003-2008, Graduate Studentship, University of Alberta, Canada;

2003, First-Class National Scholarship, National Ministry of Education, China;

2002, First-Class National Scholarship, National Ministry of Education, China;

2002, Yang Shi-Xian Scholarship (highest honor, top 1%), College of Chemistry, Nankai University, China;

2001, First-Class National Scholarship (highest honor, top 1%), National Ministry of Education, China;

2000, First-Class Scholarship (highest distinction, top 1%), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China;

1999, Fundamental National Scholarship, China.

 

D. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AND SERVICE

 

Professional services: 

2017-present, grant reviewer, Canadian Glycomics Network

2014-present, Editorial board, Frontiers in Bioscience.

2009-present, Independent journal reviewer, JACS, Angew, Chem Comm, Biomaterials, Carbohydrate Research, Bioorg Med Chem, Tetrahedron, and Tetrahedron Letters, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Macromolecules, Small, Nano Today, Nanomedicine, Carbohydrate Polymers.

2012, Organizer, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) Retreat, Stanford University;

2005-2008, Organizer, treasurer and graphic designer, Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry (BSOC).

 

Professional memberships: 

2015-present, active member, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR);

2015-present, member, Society for Neuro-Oncology;

2010-present, member, Academy of Molecular Imaging;

2008-present, member, American Chemical Society;

2008-2009, member, Society for Glycobiology;

2005-2006, member, Canadian Society for Chemistry;

2003-2008, member, Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Carbohydrate Science, Canada.

 

E. RESEARCH SUPPORT

 

Ongoing support:

  • 1R35GM124963-01, NIH NIGMS, Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) (PI: Cui), $1,891,866 (total cost), 08/01/2017 – 07/31/2022

  • CA160858, Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Career Award (PI: Cui), $543,336 (total cost), 09/01/2017 – 08/31/2020

  • UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Grant Award (PI: Cui), $25,000, 4/1/2017-3/31/2018

  • P30CA118100 (PI: Willman), 11/1/2015-3/31/2018

  • Start-up award, University of New Mexico (PI: Cui), 1/1/2015-7/31/2018

 

Completed support:

  • UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Match Fund Award, $25,000, (PI: Cui), 4/1/2016-3/31/2017

  • UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center Pilot Grant Award, $25,000, (PI: Cui), 11/1/2015-10/31/2016