Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Moser

Head of Molecular Genetics Lab

Room: IB 5-107
Phone: +49 234 32 24616

2003-2008: PhD in Psychobiology
Institute of Psychobiology, Department of Neurobehvioral Genetics, University of Trier
Topic: “Linking genetic variation and epigenetic modification: Functional promotor analyses of SCL12A6 and NR3C1, two candidate genes involved in the pathogenesis of mood disorders"

1992-1999: Diploma in Biology
Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg; Philipps University, Marburg; University Research Centre for Psychobiology and Psychosomatics (FPP), University of Trier

since 2014:  Head of the Molecular Genetics Lab
Department of Genetic Psychology / Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum

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

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

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

  • Genetic Psychology
  • Biology of stress regulation
  • Gene-environment interplay
  • Gene regulation/Epigenetics

Research Funding Programs

  • FWF Austrian Science Fund (Fond zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung)

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Acta Physiologica, Biological Psychiatry, Biological Psychology, BioMed Central, Child Development, Epigenomics, International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Neuropsychobiology, Plos One, Psychiatry Research, Psychoneuroendocrinology


Current Teaching Activities:

  • Molekulare Psychologie: Molekulargenetisches Grundpraktikum
    M.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Molekulare Psychologie: Molekulargenetisches Fortgeschrittenenpraktikum
    M.Sc. Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum