Education History

  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware

Work Experience

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University


130. Li, Y.; Lock, L.L.; Mills, J.; Ou, B.S.; Stern D.; Morrow, M.; Stern, D.; Wang, H.; Anderson, C.F.; Xu, X.; Ghose, S.; Li, Z.J.; Cui, H., Selective capture and recovery of monoclonal antibodies by self-assembling supramoelcular polymers of high affinity for protein binding, Nano Letters 2020, in press, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01297

129. Lee, C., Peddi, S.; Kouhi, A., Anderson, C.F.; Su, H.; Cui, H., Epstein, A., MacKay, J.A., Adaptable antibody nanoworms designed for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Biomaterials 2020, in press,DOI:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.120338

128. Komin, A.; Bogorad, M.I.; Lin, R.; Cui, H.; Searson, P.C.; Histova, K., A peptide for transcellular cargo delivery: Structure-function relationship and mechanism of action, Journal of Controlled Release 2020, 324, 633-643.

127. MaAulay, K.; Wang, H.; Feutes-Caparros, A.M.; Thomson, L.; Khunti, N.; Cowieson, N.; Cui, H.; Seddon, A.; Adams, D., Isotopic control over self-assembly in supramolecular gels, Langmuir 2020, 36 (29), 8626–8631.

126. Wang, F.; Xu, D.; Su, H.; Zhang, W.; Sun, X.; Monroe, M.; Chakroun, R.W.; Wang, Z.; Dai, W.; Oh, R.; Wang, H.; Wan, F.; Cui, H., Supramolecular prodrug hydrogelator as an immune booster for checkpoint blocker-based immunotherapy, Science Advances 2020, 6, eaaz8985.

125. Wang, Z., Wang, J.; Sun, Z.; Xiang, W.; Shen, C.; Rui, N.; Ding, M.; Yuan, Y.; Cui, H.; Liu, C.-J., Electron-induced rapid crosslinking in supramolecular metal-peptide assembly and chemically responsive disaggregation for catalytic application, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2021, 42, 367–375.

124. Wang, F.; Su, H.; Lin, R.; Chakroun, R.W.; Monroe, M.K.; Wang, Z.; Porter, M.; Cui, H., Supramolecular tubustecan hydrogel as chemotherapeutic carrier to improve tumor penetration and local treatment efficacy, ACS Nano 2020, 14 (8), 10083–10094.

123. Su, H.; Cui, Y.; Wang, F.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, C.; Wang, R.;Cui, H., Theranostic supramolecular polymers formed by self-assembly of a metal-chelating prodrug, Biomaterials Science 2020, Advanced Article, DOI: 10.1039/D0BM00827C.

122. MaAulay, K.; Ucha P.A.; Wang, H.; Feutes-Caparros, A.M.; Thomson, L.; Maklad, O.; Khunti, N.; Cowieson, N.; Wallace, M.; Cui, H.; Poole, R.J.; Seddon, A.; Adams, D., Controlling the properties of the micellar and gel phase by varying the counterion in functionalised-dipeptide systems, Chemical Communications 2020, 56, 4094-4097.

121. Wang, F.; Su, H.; Xu, D.; Dai, W.; Zhang, W.; Wang, Z.; Anderson, C.F.; Zheng, M.; Oh, R.; Wan, F.; Cui, H., Tumour sensitization via the extended intratumoural release of a STING agonist and camptothecin from a self-assembled hydrogel, Nature Biomedical Engineering 2020, Published Online, DOI:10.1038/s41551-020-0597-7.

120. Su, H.; Wang, F.; Ran, W.; Zhang, W.; Dai, W.; Wang, H.; Anderson, C.F.; Wang, Z.; Zheng, C.; Zhang, P.; Li, Y.; Cui, H., The role of critical micellization concentration in efficacy and toxicity of supramolecular polymers, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2020, 117 (9) 4518-4526.

119. Draper, E.; Dietrich, B.; MaAulay, K.; Brasnett, C.; Abdizadeh, H.; Patmanidis, I.; Marink, S.; Su, H.; Cui, H.; Schweins, R.; Seddon, A.; Adams, D., Using small-angle scattering and contrast matching to understand molecular packing in low molecular weight gels, Matter 2020, 2 (3), 764-788.

118. Chakroun, R.W.; Sneider, A.; Anderson, C.F.; Wang, F.; Wu, P.-H.; Wirtz, D.; Cui, H., Supramolecular design of unsymmetric reverse bolaamphiphiles for cell-sensitive hydrogel degradation and drug release, Angewantle Chemie International Edition 2020, 59 (11), 4434-4442.

117. Schiapparelli, P.; Zhang, P.; Lara-Velazquez, M.; Guerrero-Cazares, H.; Lin, R.; Su, H.; Chakroun, R.W.; Tusa, M.; Quiñones-Hinojosa, A.; Cui, H., Self-assembling and self-formulating Prodrug hydrogelator extends survival in a glioblastoma resection and recurrence model, Journal of Controlled Release 2020, 319, 311-321.

116. Anderson, C.F.; Grimmett, M.E.; Domalewski, C.J.; Cui, H., Inhalable nanotherapeutics to improve treatment efficacy for common lung diseases, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology 2020, 12 (1), e1586, DOI:10.1002/wnan.1586.


115. Manandhar, A.; Chakraborty, K.; Tang, P.K.; Kang, M.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H.; Loverde, S. M., Rational coarse grained molecular dynamics simulations of supramolecular anticancer nanotubes, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2019, 123 (50), 10582-10593.

114. Anderson, C.F.; Chakroun, R.W.; Su, H.; Mitrut, R.E.; Cui, H., Interface-enrichment-induced instability and drug-loading-enhanced stability in inhalable delivery of supramolecular filaments, ACS Nano 2019, 13 (11), 12957-12968.

113. Su, H.; Wang, F.; Wang, Y.; Cheetham, A.G.; Cui, H., Macrocyclization of a class of camptothecin analogues into tubular supramolecular polymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141 (43), 17107-17111.

112. Hu, Y.; He, Z.; Hao, Y.; Liu, H.-W.; Gong, L.; Pang, M.; Howard, G.; Ahn, H.-H.; Brummet, M.; Chen, K.; Liu, H.; Zhu, X.; Ke, X.; Zhu, J.; Anderson, C.; Cui, H.; Ullman, C.; Carrington, C.; Pomper, M.; Seo, J.; Mittal, R.; Minn, I.; Mao, H., Kinetic control in assembly of plasmid DNA/polycation complex nanoparticles, ACS Nano 2019, 13 (9), 10161-10178.

111. McAulay, K.; Dietrich, B.; Su, H.; Scott, M.T.; Rogers, S.; Al-Hilaly, Y.K.; Cui, H.; Serpell, L.C.; Seddon, A. M.: Drapers, E.R.; Adams, D., Using chirality to influence supramolecular gelation, Chemical Science 2019, 10, 7801-7806.

110. Su, H.; Zhang, W.; Wang, H.; Wang, F.; Cui, H., Paclitaxel-promoted supramolecular polymerization of peptide conjugate, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141 (30), 11997-12004.

109. Sun, H.; Haque, F.M.; Zhang, Y.; Commisso, A.; Mohamed, M.A.; Tsianou, M.; Cui, H.; Grayson, S.; Cheng, C., Linear-dendritic alternating copolymers, Angewantle Chemie International Edition 2019, 58 (31), 10572-10576.

108. Chakroun, R.; Wang, F.; Lin, R.; Wang, Y.; Su, H.; Pompa, D.; Cui, H., Fine-tuning the linear release rate of paclitaxel-bearing supramolecular filament hydrogels through molecular engineering, ACS Nano 2019, 13 (7), 7780-7790.

107. Wang, W.; Wang, H.; Zhiquan, L.; Xie, H.; Cui, H.; Badjic, J.D., On the encapsulation and assembly of anticancer drugs in a cooperative fashion, Chemical Science 2019, 10, 5678-5685.

106. Li, Y.; Stern, D.; Lock, L.L.; Mills, J.; Ou, S.-H.; Morrow, M.; Xu, X.; Ghose, S.; Li, Z.J.; Cui, H., Emerging Biomaterials for Downstream Manufacturing of Therapeutic Proteins, Acta Biomaterilia 2019, 95, 73-90.

105. Stern, D.; Cui, H., Crafting Polymeric and Peptidic Hydrogels for Improved Wound Healing, Advanced Healthcare Materials 2019, 8 (9), 1900104.

104. Border, S.E.; Pavlovic, R.Z., P.; Zhiquan, L.; Gunther, M.J.; Wang, H.; Cui, H.; Badjic, J.D., Photo-induced formation of organic nanoparticles possessing enhanced affinities for complexing nerve agent mimics, Chemical Communications 2019, 55, 1987-1990.

103. Jafari, A.; Sun, H.; Sun, B.; Mohamed, M.A.; Cui, H.; Cheng, C., Layer-by-layer preparation of polyelectrolyte multilayer nanocapsules via crystallized miniemulsions, Chemical Communications 2019, 55, 1267-1270.

102. Zhang, W.; Shan, W.; Zhang, S.; Liu, Y.; Su, H.; Luo, J.; Xia, Y.; Li, T.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Liu, T.; Cui, H.; Li, Y.; Cheng, S.Z.D., Sequence isomeric giant surfactants with distinct self-assembly in solution, Chemical Communications 2019, 55, 636-639.

101. Border, S.E.; Pavlovic, R. Z.; Zhiquan, L.; Gunther, M.J.; Wang, H.; Cui, H.; Badjic, B.D., Light-triggered transformation of molecular baskets into organic nanoparticles, Chemistry A European Journal 2019, 25, 273-279.


100. Gonzalez, L.; Liu, C; Dietrich, B.; Su, H.; Sproules, S; Cui, H.; Honecker, D.; Adams, D. J.; Draper E. R., Transparent-to-dark photo- and electrochromic gels, Communications Chemistry 2018, 1, article number 77.

99. Wang, F.; Huang, Q.; Wang, Y.; Shen, Y.; Zhang, W.; Lin, R.; Yu, Y.; Shen, Y.; Cui, H.; Guo, S., Rational design of multimodal therapeutic constructs for effective inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis, Acta Biomaterialia 2018, 77, 240-254.

98. Monroe, M.; Flexner, C.; Cui, H., Harnessing nanostructured systems for improved treatment and prevention of HIV disease, Bioengineering and Translational Medicine 2018, 3, 102-123

97. Li, Y.; Lock, L.L.; Wang, Y.; Ou, S.-H.; Stern, D.; Schon, A.; Freire, E.; Xu, X.; Ghose, S.; Li, Z.J.; Cui, H., Bioinspired Supramolecular Engineering of Self-Assembling Immunofibers for High Affinity Binding of Immunoglobulin G, Biomaterials 2018,178, 448-457.

96. Zhang, P.; Cui, Y.; Anderson, C.F.; Zhang, C.; Li, Y.; Wang, R.; Cui, H., Peptide-based nanoprobes for molecular imaging and disease diagnostics, Chemical Society Reviews 2018, 47, 3490-3529.

95. Lin, Y.-A.; Kim, M.; Chen, W.-C.; Ou, Y. C.; Cheetham, A. G.; Wu, P.-H.; Wirtz, D.; Lovede, S.; Cui, H., Isomeric control of the mechanical properties of supramolecular nanofiber hydrogels, Biomaterials Science 2018, 6, 216-224

94. Chakroun, R. W.; Zhang, P.; Lin, R.; Schiapparelli, P.; Quiñones-Hinojosa, A.; Cui, H., Nanotherapeutic systems for local treatment of brain tumors, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology 2018, 10 (1), e1479, DOI: 10.1002/wnan.14.


93. Cui, H.; Xu, B., Supramolecular medicine, Chemical Society Reviews 2017, 46, 6430-6432.

92. Dhandhukia, J.P.; Shi, P.; Peddi, S.; Li, Z.; Aluri, S.R.; Ju, Y.; Brill, D.; Wang, W.; Janib, S.; Lin, Y.-A.; Liu, S.; Cui, H.; MacKay, J. A., Bi-functional elastin-like polypeptide nanoparticles bind rapamycin and integrins, and suppress tumor growth in vivo, Bioconjugate Chemistry 2017, 28 (11), 2715–2728.

91. Cheetham, A.G.; Chakroun, R.W.; Ma, W.; Cui, H., Self-assembling prodrugs, Chemical Society Reviews, 2017, 46, 6638-6663.

90. Wang, F.; Porter, M.; Konstantopoulos, A.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H., Preclinical development of drug delivery systems for paclitaxel-based cancer chemotherapy, Journal of Controlled Release 2017, 267, 100-118.

89. Kim, M.; Cui, H., Lovede, S., Coarse-grained molecular dynamics studies of the structure and stability of peptide-drug amphiphile filaments, Soft Matter 2017, 13, 7721-7730.

88. Li, Y.; Wang, Y.; Ou, S.-H.; Lock, L.L.; Xu, X.; Li, Z.J.; Cui, H., Conformation preservation of alpha-Helical peptides within supramolecular filamentous assemblies, Biomacromolecules 2017, 18 (11), 3611–3620.

87. Draper, E.R.; Su, H.; Brasnett, C., Poole, R.J.; Rogers, S.; Cui, H.; Seddon, A.; Adams, D., Opening a can of worm(-like micelle)s: the effect of temperature of solutions of functionalised dipeptides, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56 (35), 10467–10470.

86. Su, H.; Wang, Y.; Anderson, C.F.; Koo, J.M.; Wang, H.; Cui, H., Recent progress in exploiting small molecule peptides as supramolecular hydrogelators, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science 2017,35 (10), 1194-1211.

85. Mears, L.; Draper, E.; Castilla, A.; Su, H.; Zhuola, Z.; Dietrich, B.; Nolan, M.; Smith, G.; Doutch, J.; Rogers, S.; Akhtar, R.; Cui, H.; Adams, D., Drying affects the fiber network in low molecular weight hydrogels, Biomacromolecules 2017, 18 (11), 3531–3540.

84. Shi, Y.; Hu, Y.; Ochbaum, G.; Lin, R.; Bitton, R.; Cui, H.; Azevedo, H. S., Enzymatic activation of cell-penetrating peptides in self-assembled nanostructures triggers fibre-to-micelle morphological transition, Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 7037-7040.

83. Anderson, C.F.; Cui, H., Protease-sensitive nanomaterials for cancer therapeutics and imaging, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56 (20), 5761–5777.

82. Lin, Z.; Sun, J.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, Y.; Xu, H.; Yang, X.; Su, H.; Cui, H.; Aida. T.; Zhang, W.; Cheng, S.Z.D., A non-crystallization approach toward uniform thylakoids-like 2d “nano-coins” and their grana-like 3D supra-structures. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017,139 (16), 5883–5889.

81. Cui, H.; Chen, X., Peptides and peptide conjugates in medicine, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2017, 110-111, 1-2.

80. Chen, Z.; Xing, L.; Fan, Q.; Cheetham, A. G.; Lin, R.; Holt, B.; Chen, L.; Xiao, Y.; Cui, H., Drug-bearing supramolecular filament hydrogels as anti-inflammatory agents, Theranostics, 2017, 7(7), 2003-2014.

79. Wang, W.; Anderson, C.; Wang, Z.; Wu, W.; Cui, H.; Liu, C.-J., Peptide-templated noble metal catalysts: syntheses and applications, Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 3310-3324.

78. Luo, H.; Szymusiak, M.; Garcia, E. A.; Lock, L. L.;Cui, H.; Liu, Y.; Herrera-Alonso, M., Solute-triggered morphological transitions of an amphiphilic heterografted brush copolymer as a single-molecule drug carrier, Macromolecules 2017,50 (5), 2201–2206.

77. Lock, L. L.; Li, Y.; Mao, X.; Chen, H.; Staedtke, V.; Bai, R.; Ma, W.; Lin, R.; Li, Y.; Liu, G.; Cui, H., One-component supramolecular filament hydrogels as theranostic label-free magnetic resonance imaging agents, ACS Nano, 2017,11 (1), 797–805.

76. Ma, W.; Su, H.; Cheetham, A. G.; Zhang, W.; Kan, Q.; Cui, H., Synergistic antitumor activity of a self-assembling camptothecin and capecitabine hybrid prodrug for improved efficacy, Journal of Controlled Release, 2017, 263, 102-111.

75. Wang, Y.; Cheetham, A.G.; Angacian, G.; Su, H.; Xie, L.; Cui, H., Peptide-drug conjugates as effective prodrug strategies for targeted delivery, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2017, 110-111, 112-126.

74. Cheetham, A. G.; Lin, Y.-A.; Lin, R.; Cui, H., Molecular design and synthesis of self-assembling camptothecin drug amphiphiles, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, 2017, 38 (6), 874-884.

73. Li, Y.; Wang, F., Cui, H., Peptide-based supramolecular hydrogels for delivery of biologics. Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, 2016,1 (3), 306-322.

72. Wang, J.; Cui, H., Nanostructure-based theranostic systems, Theranostics, 2016, 6 (9), 1274-1276

71. Hu, Y.; Lin, R.; Patel, K.; Cheetham, A. G.; Kan, C.; Cui, H., Spatiotemporal control of the creation and immolation of peptide assemblies, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, 320-321, 2-17.

70. Mao, X.; Xu, J.; Cui, H., Functional nanoparticles for magnetic resonance imaging, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology, 2016, 8, 814–841.

69. Cui, H.; Wang, J., Progress in the development of nanotheranostic systems, Theranostics 2016, 6 (7), 915-917.

68. Su, H.; Zhang, P.; Cheetham, A. G.; Koo, J. M.; Lin, R.; Masood, A.; Schiapparelli, P.; Quiñones-Hinojosa, A.; Cui, H., Supramolecular crafting of self-assembling prodrugs with enhanced efficacy against primary cancer cells, Theranostics, 2016, 6 (7), 1065-1074.

67. Lock, L.L.; Reyes, C.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H., Tuning cellular uptake of molecular probes by rational design of their assembly into supramolecular nanoprobes, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138 (10), 3533–3540.

66. Sun, H.; Chen, C. –K.; Cui, H.; Cheng, C., Crosslinked polymer nanocapsules, Polymer International, 2016, 65, 351-361.

65. Kang, M.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H.; Loverde, S., π-π stacking mediated chirality in functional supramolecular filaments. Macromolecules, 2016, 49 (3), 994-1001.

64. Hu, Y.; Zhang, P.; Lin, R.; Fern, J.; Cheetham, A.; Patel, K.; Schulman, R.; Kan, C.; Cui, H., Electrostatic-driven lamination and untwisting of β-sheet assemblies, ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (1), 880–888.

63. Ma, W.; Cheetham, A. G.; Cui, H., Building nanostructures with drugs, Nano Today, 2016, 11 (1), 13-30.

62. Cheetham, A. G.; Keith, D.; Zhang, P.; Ran, L.; Su, H.; Cui, H., Targeting tumors with small molecule peptides, Current Cancer Drug Targets, 2016, 16, 1-20.


61. Su, H.; Koo, J. M.; Cui, H., One-component nanomedicine, Journal of Controlled Release, 2015, 219, 383-395.

60. Jiang H.; Wang, S.; Huang, Y.; He, X.; Cui, H.; Zhu, X. L.; Zheng, Y., Phase transition of spindle-associated protein regulate spindle apparatus assembly, Cell, 2015, 163, 108–122.

59. Wang, J.; Mao, W.; Lock, L. L.; Tang, J.; Sui, M.; Sun, W.; Cui, H.; Xu, D.; Shen, Y., The role of micelle size in tumor accumulation, penetration, and treatment, ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (7), 7195-7206

58. Moon, J. H.; Moxley, J. W.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H., Nanoparticle approaches to combating drug resistance, Future Medicinal Chemistry, 2015, 7 (12), 1503-1510.

57. Liu, S.; Zhang, P.; Benerjee, S. R.; Xu, J.; Pomper, M.; Cui, H., Design and assembly of supramolecular dual-modality nanoprobes for cell imaging, Nanoscale, 2015,7, 9462-9466.

56. Lock, L.L.; Tang, Z.; Keith, D., Reyes, C.; Cui, H., Enzyme-specific doxorubicin drug-beacon as multidrug-resistant theranostic molecular probes, ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4, 552-555.

55. Zhong, M.; Liu, X. -Y.; Shi, F.; Zhang, L.; Wang, X.; Cheetham, A. G.; Cui, H.; Xie, X. M., Self-healable, tough and highly stretchable ionic nanocomposite physical hydrogels, Soft Matter, 2015,11, 4235-4241.

54. Zhang, P.; Cheetham, A. G.; Lock, L. L.; Li, Y.; Cui, H., Activatable nanoprobes for biomolecular detection, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2015, 34, 171-179.

53. Hsueh, P. –Y; Edman, M. C.; Sun, G.; Shi, P.; Xu, S.; Lin, Y. –A; Cui, H.; Hamm-Alvarez, S.; MacKay, J. A., Tear-mediated delivery of nanoparticles through transcytosis of the lacrimal gland, Journal of Controlled Release, 2014, 208, 2-13.

52. Lin, R.; Zhang, P.; Cheetham, A. G.; Walston, J.; Abadir, P.; Cui, H., Dual peptide conjugation strategy for improved cellular uptake and mitochondria targeting, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2015, 26 (1), 71-77.

51. Yu, P.; Yu, H.; Guo, C.; Cui, Z.; Chen, X.; Yin, Q.; Zhang, P.; Yang, X.; Cui, H.; Li, Y., Reversal of doxorubicin resistance in breast Cancer by mitochondria-targeted pH-responsive micelles, Acta Biomaterialia, 2015, 14, 115-224.

50. Lin, R.; Cui, H., Supramolecular nanostructures as drug carriers, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 2015, 7, 75-83.

49. Ferreira, D. S.; Lin, Y.-A. Cui, H.; Hubbell; J. A.; Reis, R. L.; Azevedo, H. S., Molecularly engineered self-assembling membranes for cell-mediated degradation, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015, 4 (4), 602-612.


48. Lin, Y.-A.; Cheetham, A. G., Zhang, P. C.; Ou, Y. C.; Li, Y.; Liu, G.; Merion, D. H.; Hamley, I. W.; Cui, H., Multiwalled nanotubes formed by catanionic mixtures of drug amphiphiles, ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (12), 12690-12700.

47. Cheetham, A. G.; Zhang, P.; Lin, Y.-L.; Lin, R.; Cui, H., Synthesis and self-assembly of a mikto-arm star dual drug amphiphile containing both paclitaxel and camptothecin, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014, 2 (42), 7316-7326.

46. Cui, H.; Cheetham, A. G.; Pashuck, E. T.; Stupp, S. I., Amino acid sequence in constitutionally isomeric tetrapeptide amphiphiles dictates architecture of one-dimensional nanostructures, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136 (35), 12461–12468.

45. Wang, W.; Despanie J.; Shi, P.; Edman-Woolcott, M. C.; Lin, Y.-A.;Cui, H.; Heur, J. M.; Fini, M. E.; Hamm-Alvarez, S. F.; MacKay, J. A., Lacritin-mediated regeneration of the corneal epithelia by protein polymer nanoparticles, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2014,2, 8131-8141.

44. Pastuszka, M.; Wang, X.; Lock, L. L.; Mohd Janib, S.;Cui, H.; DeLeve, L. D.; MacKay, J. A., An amphipathic alpha-helical peptide from Apolipoprotein A1 stabilizes protein polymer nanoparticles, Journal of Controlled Release, 2014, 191, 15-23.

43. Chen, Z.; Zhang, P.; Cheetham, A. G.; Moon, J. H.; Moxley Jr, J. W.; Lin, Y.-A.; Cui, H., Controlled release of free doxorubicin from peptide drug conjugates by drug loading, Journal of Controlled Release, 2014, 191, 123-130.

42. Mohd Janib, S.; Gustafson, J.; Minea, R. O.; Swenson, S. D.; Liu, S.; Pastuszka, M. K.; Lock, L. L.; Cui, H.; Markland Jr., F.S.; Conti, P. S.; Li, Z.; MacKay, J. A., Multimeric disintegrin protein polymer fusions that target tumor vasculature, Biomacromolecules, 2014, 2014, 15 (7), 2347–2358.

41. Cheetham, A. G.; Ou, Y. C.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H, Linker-determined drug release mechanism of free camptothecin from self-assembling drug amphiphiles, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50 (45), 6039-6042.

40. Wang, W.; Sreekumar, P.G.; Valluripalli, V.; Shi, P.; Lin, Y.-A.; Cui, H; Kannan, R.; Hinton, D. R.; MacKay, J. A., Protein polymer nanoparticles engineered as chaperones protect against apoptosis in human retinal pigment epithelial cells, Journal of Controlled Release, 2014, 191, 4–14.

39. Lin, Y.-A.; Ou, Y. C.; Cheetham, A. G.; Cui, H., Rational design of MMP degradable peptide-based supramolecular filaments, Biomacromolecules, 2014, 15 (4), 1419-1427.

38. Aluri, S. R.; Shi, P.; Gustafson, J. A.; Wang, W.; Lin, Y.-A.; Cui, H.; Liu, S.; Conti, P. S.; Li, Z.; Hu, P.; Epstein, A. L.; MacKay, J. A., A hybrid protein-polymer nanoworm potentiates apoptosis better than a monoclonal antibody, ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (3), 2064-2076.

37. Zhang, P.; Lock, L. L.; Cheetham, A. G.; Cui, H., Enhanced cellular entry and efficacy of Tat conjugates by rational design of the auxiliary segment, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2014, 11 (3), 964-973.

36. Mohd Janib, S.; Pastuszka, M.; Aluri S.; Folchman-Wagner Z.; Hsueh, P-Y; Shi, P.; Lin, Y.-A.; Cui, H.; MacKay, J. A., A quantitative recipe for engineering protein polymer nanoparticles, Polymer Chemistry, 2014, 5, 1614-1625.

35. Shi, P.; Lin, Y.-A.; Pastuszka, M.; Cui, H.; MacKay, J. A., Triggered sorting and co-assembly of genetically-engineered protein microdomains in the cytoplasm, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26 (3), 449-454.


34. Yan, J.; Pan, Y.; Cheetham, A. G.; Lin, Y. -A.; Wang, W.; Cui, H.; Liu, C. -J., One-step fabrication of self-assembled peptide thin films with highly dispersed noble metal nanoparticle, Langmuir, 2013, 29 (52),16051-16057.

33. Stupp, S. I.; Zha, R. H.; Palmer, L. C.; Cui, H.; Bitton, R., Self-assembly of biomolecular soft matter, Faraday Discussions, 2013, 166, 9-30.

32. Lin, Y.-A.; Ou, Y. C.; Cheetham, A. G.; Cui, H., Supramolecular polymers formed by ABC miktoarm star peptides, ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2 (12), 1088-1094.

31. Shi, P.; Aluri, S.; Lin, Y.-A.; Edman-Woolcot, M.; Dhandhukia, J.; Cui, H.; MacKay, J. A., Elastin-based protein polymer nanoparticles carrying drug at both corona and core suppress tumor growth in vivo, Journal of Controlled Release, 2013, 171 (3), 330-338.

30. Lock, L. L.; LaComb, M.; Schwarz, K.; Cheetham, A. G.; Lin, Y.-A.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H., Self-assembly of natural and synthetic drug amphiphiles into discrete supramolecular nanostructures, Faraday Discussions, 2013, 166, 285-301.

29. Zhang, P.; Cheetham, A. G.; Lin, Y.-A.; Cui, H., Self-assembled Tat nanofibers as effective drug carrier and transporter, ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (7), 5965-5977.

28. Lock, L.L.; Cheetham, A. G.; Zhang, P.; Cui, H., Design and construction of supramolecular nano-beacons for enzyme detection, ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (6), 4924-4932.

27. Lin, R.; Cheetham, A. G.; Zhang, P.; Lin, Y.-A.; Cui, H., Supramolecular filaments containing a fixed 41% paclitaxel loading, Chemical Communications, 2013, 49 (43), 4968-4970.

26. Zhang, P.; Cheetham, A. G.; Lock, L. L.; Cui, H., Cellular uptake and cytotoxicity of drug-peptide conjugates regulated by conjugation site, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2013, 24 (4), 604-613.

25. Mohd Janib, S.; Liu, S.; Park, R.; Pastuszka, M.; Shi, P.; Lin, Y.-A.; Cui, H.; Conti P.; Li, Z.; MacKay, J. A., Kinetic quantification of protein polymer nanoparticles using non-invasive imaging, Integrative Biology, 2013, 5(1), 183-194.

24. Cheetham, A. G.; Zhang, P.; Lin, Y.-A.; Lock, L. L.; Cui, H., Supramolecular nanostructures formed by anticancer drug assembly, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2013, 135 (8), 2907-2910.

23. Jiang, X.; Qu, W.; Pan, D.; Ren, Y.; Williford, J. M.; Cui, H.; Luijten, E.; Mao, H. Q., Plasmid-templated shape control of condensed DNA–block copolymer nanoparticles, Advanced Materials, 2013, 25 (2), 227-232.

22. Moyer, T.; Cui, H.; Stupp, S. I., Nanostructure dimensions with supramolecular twisting, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2013,117 (16), 4604-4610.


21. Lehrman, J. A.; Cui, H.;Tsai, W-W.; Moyer, T.; Stupp, S. I., Supramolecular control of self-assembling terthiophene-peptide conjugates through the amino acid side chain, Chemical Communications, 2012 48 (78), 9711-9713.

20. Sargeant, T. D.; Aparicio, C.; Goldberger, J. E.; Cui, H.; Stupp, S. I., Mineralization of peptide amphiphile nanofibers and its effect on the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells, ACTA Biomaterialia, 2012, 8 (7), 2456-2465.


19. Sun, G.; Cui, H.; Lin, L. Y.; Lee, N.; Yang, C.; Neumann, W.; Freskos, J.; Shieh, J.; Dorshow, R.; Wooley, K. L., Multicompartment Polymer Nanostructures with Ratiometric Dual-Emission pH-Sensitivity. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133 (22), 8534-8543.


18. Tsai, W. W.; Tevis, I. D.; Tayi, A. S.; Cui, H.; Stupp, S. I., Semiconducting nanowires from hairpin shaped self-assembling sexithiophenes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114 (45), 14778-14786.

17. Pashuck, E. T.; Cui, H.; Stupp, S. I., Tuning supramolecular rigidity of peptide fibers through molecular structure. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132 (17), 6041-6046.

16. Cui, H.; Pashuck, E. T.; Velichko, Y. S.; Weigand, S. J.; Cheetham, A. G.; Newcomb, C. J.; Stupp, S. I., Spontaneous and X-ray triggered crystallization at long range in self-assembling filament networks. Science, 2010, 327 (5965), 555-559.

15.Cui, H.; Webber, M. J.; Stupp, S. I., Self-assembly of peptide amphiphiles: from molecules to nanostructures to biomaterials. Biopolymers (Peptide Science), 2010, 94 (1), 1-18.

14. Muraoka, T.; Koh, C. Y.; Cui, H.; Stupp, S. I., Light-triggered bioactivity in three dimensions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 48 (32), 5946-5949.

13. Cui, H.; Muraoka, T.; Cheetham, A. G.; Stupp, S. I., Self-assembly of giant peptide nanobelts. Nano Letters, 2009, 9 (3), 945-951.

12. Cui, H.; Chen, Z. Y.; Wooley, K. L.; Pochan, D. J., Origins of toroidal micelle formation through charged triblock copolymer self-assembly. Soft Matter, 2009, 5 (6), 1269-1278.

11. Tsai, W. W.; Li, L. S.; Cui, H.; Jiang, H. Z.; Stupp, S. I., Self-assembly of amphiphiles with terthiophene and tripeptide segments into helical nanostructures. Tetrahedron, 2008, 64 (36), 8504-8514.

10. Muraoka, T.; Cui, H.; Stupp, S. I., Quadruple helix formation of a photoresponsive peptide amphiphile and its light-triggered dissociation into single fibers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130 (10), 2946-2947.

9. Zhong, S.; Cui, H.; Chen, Z. Y.; Wooley, K. L.; Pochan, D. J., Helix self-assembly through the coiling of cylindrical micelles. Soft Matter, 2008, 4 (1), 90-93.

Prior to 2007

8. Cui, H.; Chen, Z. Y.; Zhong, S.; Wooley, K. L.; Pochan, D. J., Block copolymer assembly via kinetic control. Science, 2007, 317 (5838), 647-650.

7. Li, Z. B.; Chen, Z. Y.; Cui, H.; Hales, K.; Wooley, K. L.; Pochan, D. J., Controlled stacking of charged block copolymer micelles. Langmuir, 2007, 23 (9), 4689-4694.

6. Cui, H.; Hodgdon, T. K.; Kaler, E. W.; Abezgauz, L.; Danino, D.; Lubovsky, M.; Talmon, Y.; Pochan, D. J., Elucidating the assembled structure of amphiphiles in solution via cryogenic transmission electron microscopy. Soft Matter, 2007, 3 (8), 945-955.

5. Cui, H.; Chen, Z. Y.; Wooley, K. L.; Pochan, D. J., Controlling micellar structure of amphiphilic charged triblock copolymers in dilute solution via coassembly with organic counterions of different spacer lengths. Macromolecules, 2006, 39 (19), 6599-6607.

4. Li, Z. B.; Chen, Z. Y.; Cui, H.; Hales, K.; Qi, K.; Wooley, K. L.; Pochan, D. J., Disk morphology and disk-to-cylinder tunability of poly(acrylic acid)-b-poly(methyl acrylate)-b-polystyrene triblock copolymer solution-state assemblies. Langmuir, 2005, 21 (16), 7533-7539.

3. Cui, H.; Krikorian, V.; Thompson, J.; Nowak, A. P.; Deming, T. J.; Pochan, D. J., Preparation and characterization of synthetic polypeptide single crystals with controlled thickness. Macromolecules, 2005, 38 (17), 7371-7377.

2. Chen, Z. Y.; Cui, H.; Hales, K.; Li, Z. B.; Qi, K.; Pochan, D. J.; Wooley, K. L., Unique toroidal morphology from composition and sequence control of triblock copolymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005, 127 (24), 8592-8593.

1. Pochan, D. J.; Chen, Z. Y.*;Cui, H.*; Hales, K.*; Qi, K.*; Wooley, K. L., Toroidal triblock copolymer assemblies. Science, 2004, 306 (5693), 94-97. (* equal contribution)

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Career Award (2013)

Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers