Xinyan Tracy Cui

Xinyan Tracy Cui was born in Beijing, China in 1971. She received the B.E. degree in Polymer Materials and Chemical Engineering and M.S. degree in Biophysics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 1994 and 1997 respectively. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Macromolecular science and engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arber, in 2002. In 2003, she joined the Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, as an Assistant Professor, and became full Professor in 2015. Her research interests lie in neural engineering with special focuses on neural electrode-tissue interface, neural tissue engineering, CNS drug delivery and biosensor. Specific projects include: 1) Biomimetic surface coatings for neural microelectrode arrays to improve chronic neural recording and stimulation stability, reliability and longevity; 2) Micro-patterning of biochemical, surface chemical and electrical cues on electrode arrays for neural network study; 3) Controlled drug delivery and biochemical sensing in nervous system; 4) Control of neural stem cell growth and differentiation via surface and electrical cues. She is the associate editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry B and recipients of Wallace Coulter Foundation Early Career Award (2005), National Science Foundation Career Award (2008) and Carnegie Science Award Emerging Female Scientist (2013).

Associated articles

TBME, Special Issue: BRAIN
Chronic in vivo evaluation of PEDOT/CNT for stable neural recordings
Takashi D.Y. Kozai, Kasey Catt, Zhanhong Du, Kyounghwan Na, Onnop Srivannavit, Razi-ul M. Haque, John Seymour, Kensall D Wise, Euisik Yoon, X. Tracy Cui, University of Pittsburgh, University of Michigan,  ePack, Inc, Structured Microsystems LLC, USA, Sub-cellular sized chronically implanted recording electrodes have demonstrated significant... Read more