Yan Cui, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology

533 Bolivar Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-4636
Fax: (504) 568-8500



BS Biochemistry - 1985
Peking University, Beijing, China

MS Biophysics - 1988
Peking University, Beijing, China

PhD Biological Sciences - 1995
University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests

Cancer immunotherapy
Gene Therapy

Research page

Selected Publications

Zhao, P., Liu, W., and Cui, Y. (2006) Improvement in early dendritic cell engraftment and immune reconstitution post-bone marrow transplantation with heterogeneous progenitors and GM-CSF treatment. Exp Hematol. 34(7):951-64.


Lesniak, M.S., Kelleher, E., Pardoll, D. and Cui, Y. (2005) Targeted gene therapy to antigen-presenting cells in the central nervous system using hematopoietic stem cells. Neurol. Res. 27(8): 820-826.


Cui, Y., Kelleher, E., Straley, E., Fuchs, E., Gorski, K., Levitsky, H, Borrello, I., Civin, C.I., Schoenberger, S.P., Cheng, L., Pardoll, D., and Whartenby, K.A. (2003) Immunotherapy of established tumors using bone marrow transplantation with antigen gene-modified hematopoietic stem cells. Nat. Med. 9:952-958.


Zhou, X., Cui, Y., Huang, X., Yu, Z., Thomas, A.M., Ye, Z., Pardoll, D.M., Jaffee, E.M., and Cheng, L. (2003) Lentivirus-Mediated Gene Transfer and Expression in Established HumanTumor Antigen-Specific Cytotoxic T Cells and Primary Unstimulated T Cells. Human Gene Therapy 14:1089-1105.


Cui, Y.
, Golob, J., Kelleher, E., Ye, Z, Pardoll, D., and Cheng, L. (2002) Targeting transgene expression to antigen-presenting cells derived from lentivirus-transduced engrafting human hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. Blood 99:399-408 (Plenary paper with editorial comments).