Ahmad Hariri

Ahmad Hariri

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles 2000

  • M.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1997

  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1994


Integrating psychology, neuroimaging, pharmacology and molecular genetics in the search for biological pathways mediating individual differences in behavior and related risk for psychopathology.


Neuroscience, genetics, psychopathology risk, individual differences

Lohoff, FW, Hodge, R, Narasimhan, S, Nall, A, Ferraro, TN, Mickey, BJ, Heitzeg, MM, Langenecker, SA, Zubieta, J-K, Bogdan, R, and al, E. "Functional genetic variants in the vesicular monoamine transporter 1 modulate emotion processing." Molecular Psychiatry (2013). Full Text

Fisher, PM, and Hariri, AR. "Identifying serotonergic mechanisms underlying the corticolimbic response to threat in humans." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 368.1615 (2013). Full Text

Kienast, T, Schlagenhauf, F, Rapp, MA, Wrase, J, Daig, I, Buchholz, H-G, Smolka, MN, Gründer, G, Kumakura, Y, Cumming, P, and al, E. "Dopamine-Modulated Aversive Emotion Processing Fails in Alcohol-Dependent Patients." Pharmacopsychiatry (2013). Full Text

Bogdan, R, and Hariri, AR. "Neural embedding of stress reactivity." Nature Neuroscience 15.12 (December 2012): 1605-1607. Full Text

White, MG, Bogdan, R, Fisher, PM, Muñoz, KE, Williamson, DE, and Hariri, AR. "FKBP5 and emotional neglect interact to predict individual differences in amygdala reactivity." Genes, Brain, and Behavior 11.7 (October 2012): 869-878. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, Bogdan, R, Brigidi, BD, and Hariri, AR. "Ventral striatum reactivity to reward and recent life stress interact to predict positive affect." Biological Psychiatry 72.2 (July 2012): 157-163. Full Text

Ousdal, OT, Anand Brown, A, Jensen, J, Nakstad, PH, Melle, I, Agartz, I, Djurovic, S, Bogdan, R, Hariri, AR, and Andreassen, OA. "Associations between variants near a monoaminergic pathways gene (PHOX2B) and amygdala reactivity: a genome-wide functional imaging study." Twin Research and Human Genetics : the Official Journal of the International Society for Twin Studies 15.3 (June 2012): 273-285. Full Text

Sweitzer, MM, Donny, EC, and Hariri, AR. "Imaging genetics and the neurobiological basis of individual differences in vulnerability to addiction." Drug and alcohol dependence 123 Suppl 1 (June 2012): S59-S71. (Review) Full Text

Bogdan, R, Williamson, DE, and Hariri, AR. "Mineralocorticoid receptor Iso/Val (rs5522) genotype moderates the association between previous childhood emotional neglect and amygdala reactivity." The American Journal of Psychiatry 169.5 (May 2012): 515-522. Full Text

Carré, JM, Fisher, PM, Manuck, SB, and Hariri, AR. "Interaction between trait anxiety and trait anger predict amygdala reactivity to angry facial expressions in men but not women." Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 7.2 (2012): 213-221. Full Text