Yunus Emre Demiray, M.Sc.

YunusI am a PhD candidate since May-2015 in our research group. My research deals with signalling cascades that are important during neuronal development. I employ biochemistry approaches and use primary hippocampal cultures from both wild type and genetically modified mice to analyse neuronal morphology and protein biochemistry. In my current project, I study the role of Ndr2 kinase and how integrin receptors and cytoskeleton elements involve in this cascade during neuritogenesis.

B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 2012
M.Sc. in Integrative Neuroscience, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany 2015
Contact information
E-mail: yunus.demiray[at]
Telephone: +49(391)-67 55119



Regev Tsur S, Demiray YE, Tripathi K, Stork O, Richter-Levin G, Albrecht A. Region-specific involvement of interneuron subpopulations in trauma-related pathology and resilience. Neurobiology of Disease 2020; 143:104974. 

Çalışkan G, Raza SA, Demiray YE, Kul E, Sandhu KV, Stork O. Depletion of dietary phytoestrogens reduces hippocampal plasticity and contextual fear memory stability in adult male mouse. Nutritonal Neuroscience 2019, Epub ahead of print Dec 9:1-12. 

Waldt N, Seifert A, Demiray YE, Devroe E, Turk BE, Reichardt P, Mix C,Reinhold A, Freund C, Müller AJ, Schraven B, Stork O, Kliche S. Filamin A Phosphorylation at Serine 2152 by the Serine/Threonine Kinase Ndr2 Controls TCR-Induced LFA-1 Activation in T Cells. Front Immunol. 2018 9:2852

Sandhu KV, Demiray YE, Yanagawa Y, Stork O. Dietary phytoestrogens modulate aggression and activity in social behavior circuits of male mice. Hormones and Behavior 2020, 26:104637. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104637.

Demiray YE, Rehberg K, Kliche S, Stork O. Ndr2 kinase controls neurite outgrowth and dendritic branching through alpha1 integrin expression. Front. Mol. Neurosci. 2018; 11:66.

Raza SA, Albrecht A, Çalışkan G, Müller B, Demiray YE, Ludewig S, Meis S, Faber N, Hartig R, Schraven B, Lessmann V, Schwegler H, Stork O. HIPP neurons in the dentate gyrus mediate the cholinergic modulation of background context memory salience. Nat Commun. 2017 Aug; 8(1):189.


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