• Research Areas

    • The impact of parasite diversity on the evolution of the immune system
  • Doctoral Thesis

    The molecular underpinnings of phenotypic plasticity in Tribolium castaneum immune responses

    Supervisors
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    Education

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    Dissertation
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    M.Sc. Biology
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    B.Sc. Biology

    Positions

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    Senior Research Associate
  • Projects

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  • Publications

    • Krishnan J, Persons JL, Peuß R, Hassan H, Kenzior A, Xiong S, Olsen L, Maldonado E, Kowalko JE, Rohner N. . ‘Comparative transcriptome analysis of wild and lab populations of Astyanax mexicanus uncovers differential effects of environment and morphotype on gene expression.’ Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 1-10. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22933.
    • Peuß R, Box AC, Chen S, Wang Y, Tsuchiya D, Persons JL, Kenzior A, Maldonado E, Krishnan J, Scharsack JP, Slaughter BD, Rohner N. . ‘Adaptation to low parasite abundance affects immune investment and immunopathological responses of cavefish.’ Nature Ecology & Evolution 2020. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1234-2.

    • Ferro K, Peuß R, Yang W, Rosenstiel P, Schulenburg H, Kurtz J. . ‘Experimental evolution of immunological specificity.’ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1904828116.
    • Loomis C, Peuß R, Jaggard JB, Wang Y, McKinney SA, Raftopoulos SC, Raftopoulos A, Whu D, Green M, McGaugh SE, Rohner N, Keene AC, Duboue ER. . An Adult Brain Atlas Reveals Broad Neuroanatomical Changes in Independently Evolved Populations of Mexican Cavefish.’ Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 13: 88-.
    • Peuß R, Zakibe Z, Krishnan J, Merryman MS, Baumann DP, Rohner N. . ‘Gamete Collection and In Vitro Fertilization of Astyanax mexicanus.’ JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) 2019, No. 147: e59334.
    • Stahl BA, Peuß R, McDole B, Kenzior A, Jaggard JB, Gaudenz K, Krishnan J, McGaugh SE, Duboue ER, Keene AC. . ‘Stable transgenesis in Astyanax mexicanus using the Tol2 transposase system.’ Developmental Dynamics 248, No. 8: 679-687. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.32.

    • Riddle MR, Aspiras AC, Gaudenz K, Peuß R, Sung JY, Martineau B, Peavey M, Box AC, Tabin JA, McGaugh S. . ‘Insulin resistance in cavefish as an adaptation to a nutrient-limited environment.’ Nature 555, No. 7698: 647-651. doi: 10.1038/nature26136.
    • Xiong S, Krishnan J, Peuß R, Rohner N. . ‘Early adipogenesis contributes to excess fat accumulation in cave populations of Astyanax mexicanus.’ Developmental biology 441, No. 2: 297-304. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.06.003.

    • Milutinovic B, Peuß R, Ferro K, Kurtz J. . Immune priming in arthropods: an update focusing on the red flour beetle.’ Zoology 119. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2016.03.006.
    • Milutinović B, Peuß R, Ferro K, Kurtz J. . ‘Immune priming in arthropods: an update focusing on the red flour beetle.’ Zoology 119, No. 4: 254-261.
    • Peuß R, Wensing KU, Woestmann L, Eggert H, Milutinović B, Sroka MGU, Scharsack JP, Kurtz J & Armitage SAO. . ‘Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction.’ Royal Society Open Science 3: 160138. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160138.
    • Peuß R, Wensing KU, Woestmann L, Eggert H, Milutinović B, Sroka MGU, Scharsack JP, Kurtz J, Armitage SAO. . ‘Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule 1: testing for a role in insect immunity, behaviour and reproduction.’ Royal Society open science 3, No. 4: 160138.

    • Armitage SAO, Peuß R, Kurtz J,. . ‘Dscam and pancrustacean immune memory - A review of the evidence.’ Developmental and Comparative Immunology 48. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2014.03.004.
    • Peuß R, Eggert H, Armitage SAO, Kurtz J. . ‘Downregulation of the evolutionary capacitor Hsp90 is mediated by social cues.’ Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 282. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2041.

    • Behrens S, Peuß R, Milutinović B, Eggert H, Esser D, Rosenstiel P, Schulenburg H, Bornberg-Bauer E, Kurtz J. . ‘Infection routes matter in population-specific responses of the red flour beetle to the entomopathogen Bacillus thuringiensis.BMC Genomics 15: 445. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-445.
    • Behrens S, Peuß R, Milutinović B, Eggert H, Esser D, Rosenstiel P, Schulenburg H, Bornberg-Bauer E, Kurtz J. . ‘Infection routes matter in population-specific responses of the red flour beetle to the entomopathogen Bacillus thuringiensis.’ BMC genomics 16, No. 1: 445.

    • Milutinovic B, Stolpe C, Peuß R, Armitage SAO, Kurtz J. . ‘The red flour beetle as a model for bacterial oral infections.’ PLOS One 8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064638.