Our main research aim is to understand how stress and stress-related CNS states are translated into pathophysiogical changes in the organism. We are interested in response patterns of primary stress systems and dependent systems to repeated acute stress, and in alterations developing in humans experiencing chronic or traumatic stress.

Our research methods include experimental acute stress studies, as well as cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of healthy participants and select patient groups, for example with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Depression.

Most of our studies are conducted in our state-of-the art biopsychological laboratory at the “auf AEG” Campus in Nuremberg.