Li-Ju Hsu

Li-Ju Hsu

Research Specialist
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9 - kvarter C4, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C4 Neurovetenskap, C4 Forskning Deliagina, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am passionate about circuit neuroscience with immense curiosity. At Karolinska Institute, I aim to identify the core brain area that controls posture as a solid base to rescue multiple diseases leading to postural instability. Scientific discussion is the main source of my passion. For me, success means loving what I do, and thus bringing joy to people surround me.

    20 years of research experience in movement control (humans, mice, rabbits, and primitive vertebrates) makes me realize my mission in this field is to study the mechanisms with playfulness. I am so fascinated by the motor circuitry and its similarities between spices.

    I am also a book addict, mainly interested in philosophy, popular science, psychology, and spirituality.



  • Decoding the ‘go’ signals of brainstem neurons that initiates locomotor behaviors
    Lundbeck Foundation
    1 October 2017 - 30 September 2021
  • Decoding "go" signals from the brainstem that initiate locomotion
    Swedish Brain Foundation
    1 December 2016
  • Neuronal mechanisms of feedback postural control
    Taiwan Scholarship Program
    1 April 2013 - 1 May 2015


  • Research Specialist, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, 2017-2022

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2016

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