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

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.

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. Ruiyu is also interested in central auditory processing in the plainfin midshipman fish. 


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

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