Marian Hu - Curriculum Vitae


Diplom Biology (Marine Biology)                      2003-2008 University of Bremen
Ph.D. Thesis 2008-2011 University of Kiel (Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean research, Kiel / GEOMAR)


DFG Cluster of excellence Fellowship             2015-present Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2013-2015 Academia Sinica Taiwan
Postdoctoral fellow 2011-2012 University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Research fellow 2011-2011Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany

-Mechanisms and development of pH regulatory systems in aquatic organisms
-Plasticity and phenotypic buffering of functional traits in times of rapid climate change (e.g. Ocean acidification)
-Mechanisms of biomineralization in marine invertebrates

Member of the editorial board of Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom & Frontiers in Physiology 

I have published 24 peer-reviewed articles. The citations for these (google Scholar) are 558; my h-index is currently 11


  • Hu, M.Y; Sung, P-H; Guh, Y-J; Lee, J-R; Hwang, P-P.; Weihrauch, D.; Tseng, Y-C. (2017) Perfused gills reveal fundamental principles of pH regulation and ammonia homeostasis in the cephalopod Octopus vulgaris, Frontiers in Physiology 8:162 (impact factor 4.0)


  • Hu M.Y.; Michael K.; Kreiss C.; Hwang P-P.; Dupont S.; Tseng Y-C.; Lucassen M. (2016) Temperature modulates the effects of ocean acidification on intestinal ion transport in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, Frontiers in Physiology 7:198 (impact factor 4.0)
  • Hu M.Y. (2016) Effects of CO2 driven ocean acidification on ontogenetic stages of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Vie et Milieu, Life and Environment (66:57-63) (Invited review) 
  • Hu M.Y.; Guh Y-J; Hwang P-P.; Jeng M.-S.; Tseng Y-C. (2016) Strong ion regulatory abilities enable the crab Xenograpsus testudinatus to inhabit highly acidic hydrothermal vent systems. Frontiers in Physiology 7:14 (impact factor 4.0) 
  • Hu, MY; Tseng Y-C (2016) Acid-base balance in cephalopods. In: Acid-base balance and nitrogen excretion in invertebrates, Weihrauch, D. O´Donnell, M. (eds) Springer International Publishing Swizerland.
  • Stumpp, M; Hu, MY (2016) Acid-Base balance in Echinoderms. In: Acid-base balance and nitrogen excretion in invertebrates, Weihrauch, D. O´Donnell, M. (eds) Springer International Publishing Swizerland.



  • Sigwart J.D.; Lyons G.; Fink A.; Gutowska M.A.; Murray D.; Melzner F.; Houghton J. D.R.; Hu M.Y. (2015) Ocean acidification drives lower growth and yet increased calcification in the early life history of the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). ICES Journal of Marine Sciences 73 (3): 970-980 (impact factor 2.6)
  • Michael K.; Kreiss C.; Hu M.Y.; Koschnik N.; Bickmeyer U.; Dupont S.; Pörtner H.-O.; Lucassen M (2015) Adjustments of molecular key components of branchial ion and pH regulation in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in response to ocean acidification and warming Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 193:33-46 (impact factor 1.7)
  • Hu M.Y.; Hwang P.-P.; Tseng Y.-C. (2015) Recent advances in understanding trans epithelial acid-base regulation and excretion mechanisms in cephalopods. Tissue Barriers, 3:4 (Invited Review) (impact factor: not released)
  • Stumpp M.1; Hu. M.Y.1; Tseng Y-C.; Guh Y-J; Chen Y-C.; Yu J-K.; Su Y-H; Hwang P-P. (2015) Evolution of extreme stomach pH in bilateria inferred from gastric alkalization mechanisms in basal deuterostomes. Scientific Reports, 5:10421 (1 co-first author) (impact factor: 5.2)



  • Tseng Y-C.1; Liu S-T.1; Hu M.Y.1; Chen R-D.; Lee J-R.; Hwang P-P. (2014) Brain functioning under acute hypothermic stress supported by dynamic monocarboxylate utilization and transport in ectothermic fish. Frontiers in Zoology, 11:53 (1 co-first author) (impact factor: 3.0)
  • Hu M.Y.; Lee J-R.; Stumpp M.; Guh Y-J; Hwang P-P.; Tseng Y-C. (2014) Branchial NH4+-dependent acid-base transport mechanisms and energy metabolism of squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) affected by seawater acidification. Frontiers in Zoology, 11:55 (impact factor: 3.0)
  • Hu M. Y.; Casties I.; Stumpp M.; Ortega-Martinez O.; Dupont S. (2014) Energy metabolism and regeneration impaired by seawater acidification in the infaunal brittlestar, Amphiura filiformis. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 2411-2421 (impact factor 3.20)



  • Hu M.Y.; Lee J-R., Lin L-Y.; Shih T-H.; Stumpp M.; Lee M-F.; Hwang P-P.; Tseng Y-C. (2013) Development in a naturally acidified environment: Na+/H+-exchanger3-based proton secretion leads to CO2 tolerance in cephalopod embryos. Frontiers in Zoology, 10:51-67 (impact factor: 3.87)
  • Stumpp M.1; Hu. M.Y.1; Casties I.; Saborowski R.; Bleich M.; Melzner F.; Dupont S. (2013) Digestion in sea urchin larvae impaired under ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change, 3:1044-1049 (1 co-first author) (impact factor: 17.2)
  • Tseng, Y.-C.1; Hu M.Y.1; Stumpp M.; Li-Yih Lin, Frank Melzner and Pung-Pung Hwang (2013) CO2-driven seawater acidification differentially affects development and molecular plasticity along life history of fish (Oryzias latipes). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, 165:119–130 (1equal contribution) (impact factor: 2.18)


  • Stumpp, M.1; Hu, M.Y.1; Melzner, F.; Dorey, N.; Himmerkus, N.; Gutowska, M.A.; Dupont, S.; Thorndyke, M.C.; Bleich, M. (2012) Acidified seawater impacts sea urchin larval pH regulatory systems relevant for calcification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 109:18192-18197 (1equal contribution) (impact factor: 9.74)
  • Strobel A., Hu M. Y. Gutowska A.M., Lieb B., Lucassen M., Melzner F., Pörtner H.O., Mark F.C., (2012) Influence of temperature, hypercapnia and development on the relative expression of different haemocyanin isoforms in the common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A, 317:511-23 (impact factor: 1.61)
  • Hu M.Y., Saborowski R., Hagen W., Jeng M.-S., (2012) Metabolic energy demand and food utilization of the hydrothermal vent crab Xenograpsus testudinatus (Decapoda, Brachyura). Aquatic Biology, 15:11-25 (impact factor: 1.45)
  • Stumpp, M.; Trübenbach, K.; Brennecke, D.; Hu, M.Y.; Melzner, F. (2012) Resource allocation and extracellular acid-base status in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis in response to CO2 induced seawater acidification. Aquatic Toxicology, 110-111: 194-207 (impact factor: 3.5)



  • Hu M.Y., Tseng Y.-C., Lin L.-Y., Chen P.-Y.; Charmantier-Daures M., Hwang P. P., Melzner F. (2011) New insights into cephalopod ion regulation: a role of epidermal ionocytes in acid-base regulation during embryogenesis. American Journal of Physiology Regulatory and Integrative Physiology, 301: 1700-1709 (impact factor: 3.28)
  • Hu, M.Y.; Tseng, Y.-C.; Stumpp, M.; Gutowska, M.; Kiko, R.; Lucassen, M.; Melzner, F. (2011) Elevated seawater pCO2 differentially affects branchial acid-base transporters over the course of development in the cephalopod Sepia officinalis. American Journal of Physiology Regulatory and Integrative Physiology, 300:R1100-R1114 (impact factor: 3.28)



  • Hu M.Y., Charmantier-Daures M., Charmantier G., Lucassen M., Sucre E., Melzner F., (2010) Localization of ion regulatory epithelia in embryos and hatchlings of two cephalopods. Cell and Tissue Research, 339:571-583 (impact factor: 3.68)



  • Hu M.Y., Yan H.-Y., Chung W.-S., Shiao J.-C., Hwang P.-P., (2009) Acoustically evoked potentials in cephalopods inferred using the auditory brainstem response (ABR) approach. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology-A, 153:278-83 Evaluated by Faculty of 1000 Biology (impact factor: 2.17)


Peer-reviewed scientific publications (under review/advanced drafts):

  1. Hu M.Y.; Tseng Y-C.; Su Y-H; Stumpp M. Digestion physiology predicts sensitivity to ocean acidification in marine larvae (under review)
  2. Ramesh K.; Hu M.Y.; Thomsen J.; Bleich M., Melzner F. Mussel larvae modify calcifying fluid carbonate chemistry to counter ocean acidification (under review)
  3. Hu M.Y.; Yan J.-J.; Himmerkus N.; Bleich M., Stumpp M. Bicarbonate transport regulates intracellular pH critical for biomineralization in the sea urchin larva (in prep)
  4. Lein E.; Stumpp M.; Bleich M.; Melzner F.; Hu M.Y. Carry over effects of simulated ocean acidification on energy allocation and digestion physiology in a non-calcified invertebrate larvae (in prep.)