Konstantin Radyushkin, Ph.D.

Head of Mouse Behavior Outcome Unit


Mouse Behavior Unit (MBU)
Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN)
Leibniz Institute of Resilience Research (LIR) gGmbH
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 19
55128 Mainz

+49 (0) 6131 39 21333



Animal Behavior

Translational neuroscience; development of mouse models for neural and psychiatry diseases (with focus on autism and schizophrenia) in order to study genetic and environmental factors of pathogenesis and to develop novel treatment approaches.


Since 08/2011

Head of Mouse Behavior Outcome Unit, Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN), Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

2005 – 2011

Staff scientist at the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen

2000 – 2005

Post-doctoral position at the Department Molecular Cell Biology, Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen

1988 – 1999

Post-doctoral position at the Department of Systemogenesis, Anokhin institute of normal physiology, Russian Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, Russia


Cheng J, Sahani S, Hausrat TJ, Yang JW, Ji H, Schmarowski N, Endle H, Liu X, Li Y, Böttche R, Radyushkin K, Maric HM, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnár Z, Prouvot PH, Trimbuch T, Ninnemann O, Huai J, Fan W, Visentin B, Sabbadini R, Strømgaard K, Stroh A, Luhmann HJ, Kneussel M, Nitsch R, Vogt J (2016) Precise Somatotopic Thalamocortical Axon Guidance Depends on LPA-Mediated PRG-2/Radixin Signaling. Neuron 92(1):126-142.

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Shahmoradi A, Radyushkin K, Rossner MJ (2015) Enhanced memory consolidation in mice lacking the circadian modulators Sharp1 and -2 caused by elevated Igf2 signaling in the cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 112(27):E3582-9.

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Agarwal A, Zhang M, Trembak-Duff I, Unterbarnscheidt T, Radyushkin K, Dibaj P, Martins de Souza D, Boretius S, Brzózka MM, Steffens H, Berning S, Teng Z, Gummert MN, Tantra M, Guest PC, Willig KI, Frahm J, Hell SW, Bahn S, Rossner MJ, Nave KA, Ehrenreich H, Zhang W, Schwab MH (2014) Dysregulated expression of neuregulin-1 by cortical pyramidal neurons disrupts synaptic plasticity. Cell Rep 8(4):1130-45.

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Radyushkin K, El-Kordi A, Boretius S, Castaneda S, Ronnenberg A, Reim K, Bickeböller H, Frahm J, Brose N, Ehrenreich H (2010) Complexin2 null mutation requires a 'second hit' for induction of phenotypic changes relevant to schizophrenia. Genes Brain Behav 9(6):592-602.

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Jamain S, Radyushkin K, Hammerschmidt K, Granon S, Boretius S, Varoqueaux F, Ramanantsoa N, Gallego J, Ronnenberg A, Winter D, Frahm J, Fischer J, Bourgeron T, Ehrenreich H, Brose N (2008) Reduced social interaction and ultrasonic communication in a mouse model of monogenic heritable autism. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105(5):1710-5.

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