Molecular mechanism for stress regulation using zebrafish

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Positions held

  • Since 2020: Professor of Neurobiology, University of Exeter
  • Since 2015: University Professor, University Medical Center (UMC), Mainz
  • 2008 - 2015: Max Planck Research Group Leader, MPI for Medical Research, Heidelberg
  • 2000 - 2007: Postdoc, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Freiburg


  • 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

Selected publications by Soojin Ryu

Anneser L, Alcantara IC, Gemmer A, Mirkes K, Ryu S, Schuman EM (2020) The neuropeptide Pth2 dynamically senses others via mechanosensation. Nature, 588(7839):653-657 Link

Langebeck-Jensen K, Shahar OD, Schuman EM, Langer JD, Ryu S (2019) Larval Zebrafish Proteome Regulation in Response to an Environmental Challenge. Proteomics, 19(14):e1900028 Link

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

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 neuronsJ Neurosci, 36:3350-3362 Link