Speakers: Juan Cui, PhD

Juan Cui, PhD

Assistant Professor
Systems Biology and Biomedical Informatics (SBBI) Laboratory
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)

With primary interests in systems biology and biomedical informatics, Dr. Cui’s research focuses on the study of molecular interactions and biological networks in complex human disease by developing new statistical methods and data mining techniques. Through integration of heterogonous clinic data and high throughput omics data, her research not only generates novel insights and knowledge underlying disease mechanisms, e.g., discovery of dynamic and modulated microRNA-mediated gene regulation in cancer and obesity, but also provides predictive models that can facilitate clinical decision making and personalized medicine. Her lab deals with various aspects of Bioinformatics and big data analytics, database and pipeline development, large scale comparative genomics, and cancer informatics.


Juan Cui, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her PhD in Bioinformatics from National University of Singapore and completed her postdoctoral research training in Cancer Informatics at the Biochemistry department of University of Georgia. She is currently holding courtesy assistant professor appointments at the biological science department at UNL and the biochemistry department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, respectively. Dr. Cui has published over 50 scientific articles and four book chapters in the field of bioinformatics, computational biology, non-coding RNA and cancer research, plus two US patents in cancer diagnostic biomarkers discovery. She has been collaborating extensively with medical doctors and experimental researchers and has also been actively serving journal editorial boards and program committees of international conferences and workshops in Bioinformatics.