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Stephan Neuhauss

Short CV


1992 Master in Biology; Tübingen (GER) & U of Oregon (USA)
1996PhD MGH Charlestown (USA)
1996 – 2000MPI Developmental Biology, Tübingen
2000 – 2003Junior Group Leader, Brain Research ETH Zürich
2003 – 2005SNF Assistant Professorship in Neuroscience, ETHZ
Since 2005Professorship Neurobiology, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, University of Zürich


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Scientifc Interest

  • Function of Cone Photoreceptors
  • Visual Behavior of Teleosts
  • Zebrafish Disease Models for Human Ocular Diseases


  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • German Society for Neuroscience
  • Swiss Society for Neuroscience

Key Publications

  1. Neuhauss*, S. C. F., Biehlmaier, O., Seeliger, M. W., Das, T., Kohler, K., Harris, W. A., and Baier*, H. (1999).
    Genetic disorders of vision revealed by a behavioral screen of 400 essential loci in zebrafish.
    Journal of Neuroscience 19, 8603-8615.
  2. Neuhauss*, S.C.F. (2003).
    Behavioral Genetic Approaches to Visual System Development in Zebrafish,
    Journal of Neurobiology 54, 148-160
  3. Rinner, O, Rick, JM, Neuhauss*, SCF (2005).
    Contrast Sensitivity, Spatial and Temporal Tuning of the Larval Zebrafish Optokinetic Response.
    Investigative Optical and Visual Sciences 46, 137-142
  4. Makhankov, YV, Rinner, O, Neuhauss*, SCF (2004).
    An inexpensive device for non-invasive electroretinography in small aquatic vertebrates.
    Journal of Neuroscience Methods 135, 205-210
  5. Rinner, O, Makhankov, YM, Biehlmaier, O, Neuhauss*, SCF (2005).
    Knockdown of Cone-Specific Kinase GRK7 in Larval Zebrafish Leads to Impaired Cone Response Recovery and Delayed Dark Adaptation.
    Neuron 47, 231-242
  6. Schonthaler, HB, Lampert, JM, von Lintig, J, Schwarz, H, Geisler, R, Neuhauss*, SCF (2005).
    A mutation in the pmel17 gene leads to defects in melanosome biogenesis and alterations the visual system in the zebrafish mutant fading vision.
    Developmental Biology 284, 231-242
  7. Bahadori, R, Rinner, O, Schonthaler, HB, Biehlmaier, O, Makhankov, YV, Paris, R, Jagadeeswaran, P, Neuhauss*, SCF (2006).
    The fade out mutant is a novel genetic model for Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome,
    Investigative Optical and Visual Sciences 47: 4523-453
  8. Huang, Y-Y, Rinner, O, Hedinger, P, Liu, S-C, Neuhauss*, SCF (2006).
    Oculomotor instabilities in zebrafish mutant belladonna: A behavioral model for congenital nystagmus due to axon pathfinding defects.
    Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 9873-9880
  9. Schonthaler, H. B., Lampert, J. M., Isken, A., Rinner, O., Mader, A., Gesemann, M., Oberhauser, V., Golczak, M., Biehlmaier, O., Palczewski, K.,Neuhauss, SCF*, v. Lintig*, J, (2007).
    Evidence for RPE65-independent vision in the cone-dominated zebrafish retina.
    European Journal of Neuroscience 26, 1940-1949.
  10. Fleisch, VC, Schonthaler, H., v. Lintig*, J, Neuhauss*, SCF(2008).
    Subfunctionalization of a retinoid binding protein provides evidence for two parallel visual cycles in the cone-dominant zebrafish retina.
    Development 135, 387-399
Stephan Neuhauss
Stephan Neuhauss


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Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
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