Benjamin Moeller

Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

Benjamin Moeller


  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California at Davis, 2004
  • Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of California at Davis, 2010
  • Joined the Curriculum in Toxicology in 2010
  • Adviser:  James Swenberg

Research Interests

My research work focuses establishing biomarkers of exposures to reactive endogenous aldehydes such as acetaldheyde and formaldehyde.


Lu K, Craft S, Nakamura J, Moeller BC, Swenberg JA (2011) Use of LC-MS/MS and stable isotopes to differentiate hydroxymethyl and methyl DNA adducts from formaldehyde and nitrosodimethylamine. Chemical Research in Toxicology (in press)

Lu K, Gul H, Upton P, Moeller BC, Swenberg JA (2011) Formation of hydroxymethyl DNA adducts in rats orally exposed to stable isotope labeled methanol. Toxicological Sciences (in press)

Conley AJ, Corbin CJ, Thomas JL, Gee NA, Lasley BL, Moeller BC, Stanley SD, Berger T (2011) Costs and consequences of cellular compartmentalization and substrate competition among human enzymes involved in androgen and estrogen synthesis. Biological Reproduction. (in press)

Ortega I, Cress AB, Wong DH, Villanueva JA, Sokalska A, Moeller BC, Stanley SD, Duleba AJ. (2011) Simvastatin reduces steroidogenesis by inhibiting Cyp17a1 gene expression in rat ovarian theca-interstitial cells. Biological Reproduction. (in press)

Conley AJ, Plant TM, Abbott D, Moeller BC, Stanley SD (2011) Adrenal androgen concentrations increase during infancy in male rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism. (in press)

Dimaio Knych HK, Taylor A, Moeller BC, Stanley SD (2011) Pharmacokinetics and metabolism of dantrolene in horses. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 34 (3) 238-246.

Moeller BC, Sams RA, Guinjab J, Szabo N, Colahan P, Stanley SD (2011) An interlaboratory study of the pharmacokinetics of testosterone following intramuscular administration to Thoroughbred horses. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. (in press)

Almeida J, Ball BA, Conley AJ, Place NJ, Liu I, Scholtz EL, Stanley SD, Moeller BC (2011) Biological and clinical significance of anti-Müllerian hormone determination in blood serum of the mare. Theriogenology. (in press)

Moeller BC, Lu K, Doyle-Eisele M, McDonald J, Gigliotti A, Swenberg JA (2011) Determination of N2-hydroxymethyl-dG adducts in the nasal epithelium and bone marrow of nonhuman primates following 13CD2-formaldehyde inhalation exposure. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 24 (2) 162-4.

Lu K, Moeller B, Doyle-Eisele M, McDonald J, Swenberg JA. (2011) Molecular dosimetry of N2-hydroxymethyl-dG DNA adducts in rats exposed to formaldehyde. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 24 (2) 159-61.

Conley AJ, Moeller BC, Nguyen AD, Stanley SD, Plant TM, Abbott DH (2011) Defining adrenarche in the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), a non-human primate model for adrenal androgen secretion. Molecular Cellular Endocrinology. 336 (1-2) 110-6.

Swenberg JA, Lu K, Moeller BC, Gao L, Upton PB, Nakamura J, Starr TB. (2011) Endogenous versus exogenous DNA adducts: their role in carcinogenesis, epidemiology, and risk assessment. Toxicological Science. 120 Suppl 1 S130-45.

Thomasy S, Moeller BC, Stanley SD (2007) Comparison of Opioid Receptor Binding in Horse, Guinea Pig and Rat Cerebral Cortex and Cerebellum. Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Vol 34 (5) 531-358.

Personal Interests

Hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and snowboarding.