Molecular mechanism for stress regulation using zebrafish


  • Since 2015: University Professor, University Medical Center Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • 2008-2015: Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg
  • 2000-2007: Postdoc, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany


  • 1999: Ph.D thesis with Prof. Robert Tjian, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkley, USA
  • 1994: B.A in Biology, Harvard University, USA

Most relevant publications by Soojin Ryu

De Marco RM, Thiemann T, Groneberg AH, Herget U and Ryu S (2016). Optogenetically enhanced pituitary corticotroph cell activity post-stress onset causes rapid organizing effects on behavior. Nat Commun, 7, 12620

Vom Berg-Maurer CM, Trivedi CA, Bollmann JH, De Marco RJ and Ryu S (2016). The severity of acute stress is represented by increased synchronous activity and recruitment of hypothalamic CRH neurons. J Neurosci, 36, 3350-3362

Gutierrez-Triana JA, Herget U, Castillo-Ramirez LA, Lutz M, Yeh CM, De Marco RJ and Ryu S (2015). Manipulation of interrenal cell function in developing zebrafish using genetically targeted ablation and an optogenetic tool. Endocrinology, 156, 3394-3401

Wolf A and Ryu S (2013). Specification of posterior hypothalamic neurons requires coordinated activities of Fezf2, Otp, Sim1a and Foxb1.2. Development, 140, 1762-1773

Ryu S, Mahler J, Acampora D, Holzschuh J, Erhardt S, Simeone A and Driever W (2007). Orthopedia homeodomain protein is essential for diencephalic dopaminergic neuron development. Curr Biol, 17, 873-880

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