Albert, L., Nagpal, J., Steinchen, W., Zhang, L., Werel, L., Djokovic, N., Ruzic, D., Hoffarth, M., Xu, J., Kaspareit, J., Abendroth, F., Royant, A., Bange, G., Nikolic, K., Ryu, S., Dou, Y., Essen, L-O. & Vázquez, O. (2021). Bistable Photoswitch Allows in Vivo Control of Hematopoiesis. ACS Central Science. 2021. doi: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00434

Eachus, H., Choi, M. K., & Ryu, S. (2021). The effects of early life stress on the brain and behaviour: insights from zebrafish models. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 1209, July. 2021. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2021.657591

Anneser, L., Gemmer, A., Eilers, T., Alcantara, I. C., Loos, A. Y., Ryu, S., & Schuman, E. M. (2021). The neuropeptide Pth2 modulates social behavior and anxiety in zebrafish. bioRxiv. 2021. doi: 10.1101/2021.07.28.454115

Gemmer, A., Mirkes, K., Anneser, L., Eilers, T., Kibat, C., Mathuru, A., Ryu, S. & Schuman, E. (2021). Oxytocin receptors influence the development and maintenance of social behavior in zebrafish (Danio rerio). bioRxiv. 2021. doi: 10.1101/2021.06.26.449566



Anneser, L., Alcantara, I. C., Gemmer, A., Mirkes, K., Ryu, S., & Schuman, E. M. (2020). The neuropeptide Pth2 dynamically senses others via mechanosensation. Nature. 2020 Dec;588(7839):653-657. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2988-z


Castillo-Ramírez LA, Ryu S, De Marco RJ. (2019) Active behaviour during early development shapes glucocorticoid reactivity. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):12796. Published 2019 Sep 5. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-49388-3


Langebeck-Jensen K, Shahar OD, Schuman EM, Langer JD, Ryu S. (2019) Larval Zebrafish Proteome Regulation in Response to an Environmental Challenge. Proteomics. 2019;19(14):e1900028. doi:10.1002/pmic.201900028

Nagpal J, Herget U, Choi MK, Ryu S. (2019) Anatomy, development, and plasticity of the neurosecretory hypothalamus in zebrafish. Cell Tissue Res. 2019;375(1):5-22. doi:10.1007/s00441-018-2900-4



Herzog DP, Beckmann H, Lieb K, Ryu S, Müller MB. (2018) Understanding and Predicting Antidepressant Response: Using Animal Models to Move Toward Precision Psychiatry. Front Psychiatry. 2018;9:512. Published 2018 Oct 22. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00512



Ryu S, De Marco RJ (2017) Performance on innate behaviour during early development as a function of stress level. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 10;7(1):7840

Biechl D, Tietje K, Ryu S, Grothe B, Gerlach G, Wullimann MF. Identification of accessory olfactory system and medial amygdala in the zebrafish. Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 14;7:44295.


Herget U, Gutierrez-Triana JA, Thula OS, Knerr B, Ryu S. Single-Cell Reconstruction of Oxytocinergic Neurons Reveals Separate Hypophysiotropic and Encephalotropic Subtypes in Larval Zebrafish. eNeuro 2017 DOI: 10.1523/ENEURO.0278-16.2016

Beretta CA, Dross N, Guglielmi L, Bankhead P, Soulika M, Gutierrez-Triana JA, Paolini A, Poggi L, Falk J, Ryu S, Kapsimali M, Engel U, Carl M. Early Commissural Diencephalic Neurons Control Habenular Axon Extension and Targeting. Curr Biol. 2017 Jan 23; 27(2):270-278.


Gutierrez-Triana JA, Mateo JL, Ibberson D, Ryu S, Wittbrodt J. iDamIDseq and iDEAR: an improved method and computational pipeline to profile chromatin-binding proteins. Development. 2016 Nov 15; 143(22):4272-4278.

De Marco RJ, Thiemann T, Groneberg AH, Herget U, Ryu S. Optogenetically enhanced pituitary corticotroph cell activity post-stress onset causes rapid organizing effects on behaviour. Nat Commun. 2016 Sep 20; 7:12620.

Vom Berg-Maurer CM, Trivedi CA, Bollmann JH, De Marco RJ, Ryu S. The Severity of Acute Stress Is Represented by Increased Synchronous Activity and Recruitment of Hypothalamic CRH Neurons. J Neurosci. 2016 Mar 16; 36(11):3350-62.


Gutierrez-Triana JA, Herget U, Castillo-Ramirez LA, Lutz M, Yeh CM, De Marco RJ, Ryu S. Manipulation of Interrenal Cell Function in Developing Zebrafish Using Genetically Targeted Ablation and an Optogenetic Tool. Endocrinology. 2015 Sep; 156(9):3394-401.

Groneberg AH, Herget U, Ryu S, De Marco RJ.  Positive taxis and sustained responsiveness to water motions in larval zebrafish. Front Neural Circuits. 2015 Mar 6;9:9.

Herget U, Ryu S. Coexpression analysis of nine neuropeptides in the neurosecretory preoptic area of larval zebrafish. Front Neuroanat. 2015 Feb 12; 9:2.


Gutierrez-Triana JA, Herget U, Lichtner P, Castillo-Ramírez LA, Ryu S. A vertebrate-conserved cis-regulatory module for targeted expression in the main hypothalamic regulatory region for the stress response. BMC Dev Biol. 2014 Nov 27;14:41.

De Marco RJ, Groneberg AH, Yeh CM, Treviño M, Ryu S. The behavior of larval zebrafish reveals stressor-mediated anorexia during early vertebrate development. Front Behav Neurosci. 2014 Oct 20; 8:367.

Preuss SJ, Trivedi CA, vom Berg-Maurer CM, Ryu S, Bollmann JH. Classification of object size in retinotectal microcircuits. Curr Biol. 2014 Oct 20;24(20):2376-85.

Gasser C, Taiber S, Yeh CM, Wittig CH, Hegemann P, Ryu S, Wunder F, Möglich A. Engineering of a red-light-activated human cAMP/cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase. Proc. Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014 Jun 17;111(24):8803-8.

Herget U, Wolf A, Wullimann MF, Ryu S. Molecular neuroanatomy and chemoarchitecture of the neurosecretory preoptic-hypothalamic area in zebrafish larvae. J Comp Neurol. 2014 May 1;522(7):1542-64.  Erratum in: J Comp Neurol. 2014 Sep 1;522(13):3139.


Yeh CM, Glöck M, Ryu S. An optimized whole-body cortisol quantification method for assessing stress levels in larval zebrafish. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 1; 8(11):e79406.

De Marco RJ, Groneberg AH, Yeh CM, Castillo Ramírez LA, Ryu S. Optogenetic elevation of endogenous glucocorticoid level in larval zebrafish. Front Neural Circuits. 2013 May 6;7:82.

Wolf A, Ryu S. Specification of posterior hypothalamic neurons requires coordinated activities of Fezf2, Otp, Sim1a and Foxb1.2. Development. 2013 Apr;140(8):1762-73.


Gabriel JP, Trivedi CA, Maurer CM, Ryu S, Bollmann JH. Layer-specific targeting of direction-selective neurons in the zebrafish optic tectum. Neuron. 2012 Dec 20;76(6):1147-60.

Beretta CA, Dross N, Guiterrez-Triana JA, Ryu S, Carl M. Habenula circuit development: past, present, and future. Front Neurosci. 2012 Apr 23;6:51.

1999-2011 (Soojin's PhD and Post-doc Work)

Tay TL, Ronneberger O, Ryu S, Nitschke R, Driever W. Comprehensive catecholaminergic projectome analysis reveals single-neuron integration of zebrafish ascending and descending dopaminergic systems. Nat Commun. 2011 Jan 25;2:171.

Kastenhuber E, Kratochwil CF, Ryu S, Schweitzer J, Driever W. Genetic dissection of dopaminergic and noradrenergic contributions to catecholaminergic tracts in early larval zebrafish. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Feb 15; 518(4):439-58.

Löhr H, Ryu S, Driever W. Zebrafish diencephalic A11-related dopaminergic neurons share a conserved transcriptional network with neuroendocrine cell lineages. Development. 2009 Mar;136(6):1007-17.

Meng S, Ryu S, Zhao B, Zhang DQ, Driever W, McMahon DG. Targeting retinal dopaminergic neurons in tyrosine hydroxylase-driven green fluorescent protein transgenic zebrafish. Mol Vis. 2008;14:2475-83.

Filippi A, Dürr K, Ryu S, Willaredt M, Holzschuh J, Driever W. Expression and function of nr4a2, lmx1b, and pitx3 in zebrafish dopaminergic and noradrenergic neuronal development. BMC Dev Biol. 2007 Dec 5; 7:135.

Ryu S, Mahler J, Acampora D, Holzschuh J, Erhardt S, Omodei D, Simeone A, Driever W. Orthopedia homeodomain protein is essential for diencephalic dopaminergic neuron development. Curr Biol. 2007 May 15;17(10):873-80. Erratum in: Curr Biol. 2008 Feb 26;18(4):310.

Brockschmidt A, Todt U, Ryu S, Hoischen A, Landwehr C, Birnbaum S, Frenck W,  Radlwimmer B, Lichter P, Engels H, Driever W, Kubisch C, Weber RG. Severe mental retardation with breathing abnormalities (Pitt-Hopkins syndrome) is caused by haploinsufficiency of the neuronal bHLH transcription factor TCF4. Hum Mol Genet. 2007 Jun 15;16(12):1488-94.

Chapouton P, Adolf B, Leucht C, Tannhäuser B, Ryu S, Driever W, Bally-Cuif L. her5 expression reveals a pool of neural stem cells in the adult zebrafish midbrain. Development. 2006 Nov;133(21):4293-303.

Ryu S, Holzschuh J, Mahler J, Driever W. Genetic analysis of Dopaminergic system development in zebrafish. J. Neural. Transm. 2006 Suppl. 70: 61-66. Review

Ryu S, Driever W. Minichromosome maintenance proteins as markers for proliferation zones during embryogenesis. Cell Cycle. 2006 Jun;5(11):1140-2.Review.

Dürr K, Holzschuh J, Filippi A, Ettl AK, Ryu S, Shepherd IT, Driever W. Differential roles of transcriptional mediator complex subunits Crsp34/Med27, Crsp150/Med14 and Trap100/Med24 during zebrafish retinal development. Genetics. 2006 Oct;174(2):693-705.

Ryu S, Holzschuh J, Erhardt S, Ettl AK, Driever W. Depletion of minichromosome maintenance protein 5 in the zebrafish retina causes cell-cycle defect and apoptosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Dec 20;102(51):18467-72.

Holzschuh  J, Ryu S, Aberger F, Driever W. Dopamine transporter expression distinguishes dopaminergic neurons from other catecholaminergic neurons in the developing zebrafish embryo. Mech. Dev. 2001 101(1-2): 237-243.

Ryu S, Zhou S, Ladurner AG, Tjian R. Transcriptional cofactor complex CRSP is required for activity of the enhancer-binding protein Sp1. Nature. 1999 397:446-450.

Ryu S and Tjian R. Purification of the transcription cofactor complex CRSP. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 1999 96: 7137-7142

Näär AM, Ryu S, and Tjian R. Co-factor requirements for transcriptional activation by Sp1. Introductory Chapter. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia of Quantitative Biology: Mechanisms of Transcription. 1999 63:189-199.