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Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Moser

Head of Molecular Genetics Lab

Room: IB 5/107
Post-Office Box: 20
Phone: +49 234 32 24616
E-Mail: dirk.moser@rub.de
Office Hours: by arrangement



I am particularly interested in why chronic psychosocial stress negatively influences well-being, whereas physical exercise, which can also be defined as physical stress, keeps body and mind healthy. I am trying to understand this better through detailed examination of biological pathways on various levels: Looking at genetic and epigenetic variation, exploring different RNA and protein expressions, and investigating cell-free DNA and extracellular vesicles.  

Praktikum Molekulare Psychologie: Molekulargenetisches Grundpraktikum 

Praktikum Molekulare Psychologie: Molekulargenetisches Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum  

2014 - onwards Head of the Molecular Genetics Lab, Department of Genetic Psychology / Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany    

2011-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sports Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany      

2010-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Molecular Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

2008-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher, Life Sciences Research Unit, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg