Professor

Graduate Director

619 Red Cedar Rd.

Department of Statistics and Probability

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 432-7098

Fax: (517) 432-1405

E-mail: cuiy@msu.edu

**Education**

- Ph.D. (2005) Statistics, Department of Statistics, University of Florida
- M.Stat. (2002) Statistics,
Department of Statistics, University of Florida
- M.S. (1998) Plant Biology, China Agricultural University, Beijing,
China
- B.S. (1995) Agronomy, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, China

**Academic Appointment**

- Professor 2015
– pres, Department
of Statistics & Probability, Michigan State University
- Professor 2018
– pres, College
of Nursing, Michigan State University
- Associate
Professor 2010 – 2015, Department
of Statistics & Probability, Michigan State University
- Assistant
Professor 2005
– 2010, Department of Statistics & Probability, Michigan State
University
- Research
Scientist 1998
– 2000, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

**Research Interests**

- Statistical genetics:
genetic association study, (e)QTL mapping, gene-gene and gene-environment
interactions;
- High-dimensional
mediation analysis;
- Statistical genomics: Microarray
data analysis, RNA-Seq and Chip-Seq data analysis, Clustering, Gene set
enrichment analysis, Gene network inference
- Longitudinal data
analysis, Functional data analysis, Mixture model
- Statistical applications
in biological sciences

**Selected Editorial Services**

- Deputy Section Editor
(Statistical and Computational Genetics Section),
*BMC Genetics*(2010-) - Associate Editor,
*Statistics and Probability Letters*(2015-) - Associate Editor,
*BMC Genetics*(2010-2016) - Review Editorial Board:
*Frontiers in Statistical Genetics and Methodology*(2011-)

**Selected Funded Research Grants**

- PI (with P-S. Zhong, K.
Klump and A. Burt), 05/19-04/21, NIH R21 HG010073.
- Co-PI (with J. Wang and
E. Andrechek), 09/18-05/22, NIH 1R01GM131398.
- Co-PI (with C.R. Robin,
J. Jiang, D. Douches and R. Veilleux), 10/12-09/17, NSF (IOS-1237969)
- PI (with P-S. Zhong),
06/12-06/16, NSF DMS-1209112
- Co-PI (with N. Jiang,
C.R. Buell and J. Jiang), 09/11-09/16, NSF (MCB-1121650)
- Sole-PI, 01/10-10/10,
NIH subcontract
- Sole-PI, 06/07-05/11,
National Science Foundation, DMS-0707031
- Sole-PI, 12/06-12/08,
MSU Intramural Research Grant (06-IRGP-789)

**Honors and Awards**

- Elected member,
International Statistics Institute (ISI), 2010
- Sigma Xi full
membership, The Scientific Research Society, 2008-
- Junior Faculty Award, Michigan
State University Chapter of Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Society, 2008
- William L. Harkness
Instructional Innovation Award, Department of Statistics and Probability,
Michigan State University, 2007
- Mu Sigma Rho membership,
Statistics Honor Society, 2003
- Superfund Graduate
Fellow, Superfund Basic Research Program Center for Environmental &
Human Toxicology, University of Florida, 2002-2004
- University Fellowship,
Ohio State University, 2000-2001

**Selected
Publications**

**Cui, Y.H.***, G.L. Kang, K.L. Sun, R. Romero, M. Qian, and W.J. Fu. (2008) Gene-centric Genomewide Association Study via Entropy.*Genetics*179(1): 637-650.- Li, G.X. and
**Y.H. Cui***. (2010) A general statistical framework for dissecting parent-of-origin effects underlying triploid endosperm traits in flowering plants.*Annals of Applied Statistics*4: 1214-1233. - Ma, S.J., L.J. Yang, R.
Romero, and
**Y.H. Cui***. (2011) Varying coefficient model for gene-environment interaction: a non-linear look.*Bioinformatics*27(15): 2119-2126. - Li, S.Y. and
**Y.H. Cui***. (2012) Gene-centric gene-gene interaction: a model-based kernel machine method.*Annals of Applied Statistics*6(3): 1134-1161. - Gao, B. and
**Y.H. Cui***. (2015) Learning directed graphical structures with genetical genomics data.*Bioinformatics*31(24): 3953-60.

· Liu,
X., **Y.H. Cui*** and R. Li. (2016)
Partial linear varying multi-index coefficient model for integrative
gene-environment interactions. *Statistica** Sinica* 26: 1037-1060.

**Research Highlight**

- Our work on Gene-centric
genetic association study (Cui et al. 2008,
*Genetics*) was highlighted in*Nature Reviews Genetics*Vol. 9 No. 6 (2008).

*Last
Modified Sept., 2015*