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Ruiyu Zeng, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
316 Guthrie Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

Graduated Winter 2022

Ruiyu graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University in 2015. As an undergraduate she investigated bird song and mating behavior of Brown Headed cowbirds in the lab of Jeffery Lucas . Ruiyu joined the Sisneros lab at the University of Washington in September 2015. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Psychology (Animal Behavior) in the Winter quarter 2022. Currently, she is working at Meta as a research analyst.

Ruiyu's research investigates the effects of age on hearing sensitivity in the zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Her research involves using two techniques to measure auditory sensitivity in zebrafish: 1) Auditory Evoked Potential (AEP), a physiological measure of auditory sensitivity, and 2) Prepulse Inhibition (PPI), a behavioral measure of hearing sensitivity. 


Zeng R, Brown AD, Rogers LS, Lawrence OT, Clark JI, and JA Sisneros. 2021. Age-related loss of auditory sensitivity in the zebrafish (Danio rerio). Hearing Research 403:108189.

Brown, AD, Zeng R, and JA Sisneros. 2019. Auditory evoked potentials of the plainfin midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus): Implications for directional hearing.  Journal of Experimental Biology 222: jeb198655. doi:10.1242/jeb.198655

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