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

Hariri, AR, and Holmes, A. "Finding translation in stress research." Nature neuroscience 18.10 (October 2015): 1347-1352. Full Text

Scult, MA, Trampush, JW, Zheng, F, Conley, ED, Lencz, T, Malhotra, AK, Dickinson, D, Weinberger, DR, and Hariri, AR. "A Common Polymorphism in SCN2A Predicts General Cognitive Ability through Effects on PFC Physiology." Journal of cognitive neuroscience 27.9 (September 2015): 1766-1774. Full Text

Trampush, JW, Lencz, T, Knowles, E, Davies, G, Guha, S, Pe'er, I, Liewald, DC, Starr, JM, Djurovic, S, Melle, I, Sundet, K, Christoforou, A, Reinvang, I, Mukherjee, S, DeRosse, P, Lundervold, A, Steen, VM, John, M, Espeseth, T, Räikkönen, K, Widen, E, Palotie, A, Eriksson, JG, Giegling, I, Konte, B, Ikeda, M, Roussos, P, Giakoumaki, S, Burdick, KE, Payton, A, Ollier, W, Horan, M, Scult, M, Dickinson, D, Straub, RE, Donohoe, G, Morris, D, Corvin, A, Gill, M, Hariri, A, and Weinberger, DR et al. "Independent evidence for an association between general cognitive ability and a genetic locus for educational attainment." American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics 168B.5 (July 2015): 363-373. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, and Hariri, AR. "Can we observe epigenetic effects on human brain function?." Trends in cognitive sciences 19.7 (July 2015): 366-373. (Review) Full Text

Gorka, AX, Norman, RE, Radtke, SR, Carré, JM, and Hariri, AR. "Anterior cingulate cortex gray matter volume mediates an association between 2D:4D ratio and trait aggression in women but not men." Psychoneuroendocrinology 56 (June 2015): 148-156. Full Text

Victor, EC, Sansosti, AA, Bowman, HC, and Hariri, AR. "Differential patterns of amygdala and ventral striatum activation predict gender-specific changes in sexual risk behavior." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 35.23 (June 2015): 8896-8900. Full Text

Arloth, J, Bogdan, R, Weber, P, Frishman, G, Menke, A, Wagner, KV, Balsevich, G, Schmidt, MV, Karbalai, N, Czamara, D, Altmann, A, Trümbach, D, Wurst, W, Mehta, D, Uhr, M, Klengel, T, Erhardt, A, Carey, CE, Conley, ED, Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), , Ruepp, A, Müller-Myhsok, B, Hariri, AR, Binder, EB, and Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium PGC, . "Genetic Differences in the Immediate Transcriptome Response to Stress Predict Risk-Related Brain Function and Psychiatric Disorders." Neuron 86.5 (June 2015): 1189-1202. Full Text

Telch, MJ, Beevers, CG, Rosenfield, D, Lee, H-J, Reijntjes, A, Ferrell, RE, and Hariri, AR. "5-HTTLPR genotype potentiates the effects of war zone stressors on the emergence of PTSD, depressive and anxiety symptoms in soldiers deployed to iraq." World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) 14.2 (June 2015): 198-206. Full Text

Kochunov, P, Jahanshad, N, Marcus, D, Winkler, A, Sprooten, E, Nichols, TE, Wright, SN, Hong, LE, Patel, B, Behrens, T, Jbabdi, S, Andersson, J, Lenglet, C, Yacoub, E, Moeller, S, Auerbach, E, Ugurbil, K, Sotiropoulos, SN, Brouwer, RM, Landman, B, Lemaitre, H, den Braber, A, Zwiers, MP, Ritchie, S, van Hulzen, K, Almasy, L, Curran, J, deZubicaray, GI, Duggirala, R, Fox, P, Martin, NG, McMahon, KL, Mitchell, B, Olvera, RL, Peterson, C, Starr, J, Sussmann, J, Wardlaw, J, Wright, M, and Boomsma, DI et al. "Heritability of fractional anisotropy in human white matter: a comparison of Human Connectome Project and ENIGMA-DTI data." NeuroImage 111 (May 2015): 300-311. Full Text

Gorka, AX, Knodt, AR, and Hariri, AR. "Basal forebrain moderates the magnitude of task-dependent amygdala functional connectivity." Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 10.4 (April 2015): 501-507. Full Text