Rutao Cui, MD, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

MD, Shandong Medical University
PhD, Shanghai Medical University

Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology

2009 American Cancer Society, Chicago IL: IL division Outstanding Mentor
2009 American Cancer Society (ACS): American Cancer Society Research Scholar
2007 Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
2002 Shanghai Scientific Technical Development Prize
2002 World Health Organization (WHO): IARC Fellowship Award
2000 Japan: Takeda Science Award

Molecular Connections Among UV Exposure, Red Hair, Nevi, and Melanoma
12/01/2015 - 11/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute

A novel Stat3 targeted acral melanoma therapy via induction of senescence
10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
Melanoma Research Foundation, The

Dot1L is a a Lineage-Specific Tumor Suppressor in Melanocyte
09/15/2015 - 09/14/2017 (PI)
Department of Defense/Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

Why red-haired individuals are so prone to developing melanoma
07/15/2015 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute

The Role of Pheomelanin in Cutaneous Melanoma
06/01/2012 - 05/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute

09/01/2010 - 12/31/2013 (PI)
American Cancer Society, Inc.

The role of pheomelanin in cutaneous melanoma
06/01/2009 - 05/31/2012 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Wan L, Chen M, Cao J, Dai X, Yin Q, Zhang J, Song SJ, Lu Y, Liu J, Inuzuka H, Katon JM, Berry K, Fung J, Ng C, Liu P, Song MS, Xue L, Bronson RT, Kirschner MW, Cui R, Pandolfi PP, Wei W. The APC/C E3 Ligase Complex Activator FZR1 Restricts BRAF Oncogenic Function. Cancer Discov. 2017 Apr; 7(4):424-441. PMID: 28174173; DOI: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-16-0647;.
  2. Zeng Q, Zhao RX, Chen J, Li Y, Li XD, Liu XL, Zhang WM, Quan CS, Wang YS, Zhai YX, Wang JW, Youssef M, Cui R, Liang J, Genovese N, Chow LT, Li YL, Xu ZX. O-linked GlcNAcylation elevated by HPV E6 mediates viral oncogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Aug 16; 113(33):9333-8. PMID: 27482104; PMCID: PMC4995993; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1606801113;.
  3. Li X, Miao X, Wang H, Wang Y, Li F, Yang Q, Cui R, Li B. Association of Serum Uric Acid Levels in Psoriasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May; 95(19):e3676.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27175702; PMCID: PMC4902544; DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000003676;.
  4. Cao J, Dai X, Wan L, Wang H, Zhang J, Goff PS, Sviderskaya EV, Xuan Z, Xu Z, Xu X, Hinds P, Flaherty KT, Faller DV, Goding CR, Wang Y, Wei W, Cui R. The E3 ligase APC/C(Cdh1) promotes ubiquitylation-mediated proteolysis of PAX3 to suppress melanocyte proliferation and melanoma growth. Sci Signal. 2015 Sep 1; 8(392):ra87.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26329581; DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.aab1995;.
  5. Luo C, Pietruska JR, Sheng J, Bronson RT, Hu MG, Cui R, Hinds PW. Expression of oncogenic BRAFV600E in melanocytes induces Schwannian differentiation in vivo. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2015 Sep; 28(5):603-6. PMID: 26036358; PMCID: PMC4539285; DOI: 10.1111/pcmr.12384;.
  6. Chen Z, Meng Z, Jia L, Cui R. The tumor microenvironment and cancer. Biomed Res Int. 2014; 2014:573947. PMID: 25587537; PMCID: PMC4284971; DOI: 10.1155/2014/573947;.
  7. Yang R, Zheng Y, Li L, Liu S, Burrows M, Wei Z, Nace A, Herlyn M, Cui R, Guo W, Cotsarelis G, Xu X. Direct conversion of mouse and human fibroblasts to functional melanocytes by defined factors. Nat Commun. 2014; 5:5807. PMID: 25510211; PMCID: PMC4335710; DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6807;.
  8. Li J, Ballim D, Rodriguez M, Cui R, Goding CR, Teng H, Prince S. The anti-proliferative function of the TGF-ß1 signaling pathway involves the repression of the oncogenic TBX2 by its homologue TBX3. J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 19; 289(51):35633-43. PMID: 25371204; PMCID: PMC4271245; DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M114.596411;.
  9. Xu HG, Zhai YX, Chen J, Lu Y, Wang JW, Quan CS, Zhao RX, Xiao X, He Q, Werle KD, Kim HG, Lopez R, Cui R, Liang J, Li YL, Xu ZX. LKB1 reduces ROS-mediated cell damage via activation of p38. Oncogene. 2015 Jul; 34(29):3848-59. PMID: 25263448; PMCID: PMC4377312; DOI: 10.1038/onc.2014.315;.
  10. Werle K, Chen J, Xu HG, Zhao RX, He Q, Lu C, Cui R, Liang J, Li YL, Xu ZX. Liver kinase B1 regulates the centrosome via PLK1. Cell Death Dis. 2014; 5:e1157. PMID: 24722282; DOI: 10.1038/cddis.2014.135;.
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