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

Roses, AD, Saunders, AM, Lutz, MW, Zhang, N, Hariri, AR, Asin, KE, Crenshaw, DG, Budur, K, Burns, DK, and Brannan, SK. "New applications of disease genetics and pharmacogenetics to drug development." Current opinion in pharmacology 14 (February 2014): 81-89. (Review) Full Text

Hyde, LW, Byrd, AL, Votruba-Drzal, E, Hariri, AR, and Manuck, SB. "Amygdala reactivity and negative emotionality: divergent correlates of antisocial personality and psychopathy traits in a community sample." Journal of abnormal psychology 123.1 (February 2014): 214-224. Full Text

Lohoff, FW, Hodge, R, Narasimhan, S, Nall, A, Ferraro, TN, Mickey, BJ, Heitzeg, MM, Langenecker, SA, Zubieta, JK, Bogdan, R, Nikolova, YS, Drabant, E, Hariri, AR, Bevilacqua, L, Goldman, D, and Doyle, GA. "Functional genetic variants in the vesicular monoamine transporter 1 modulate emotion processing." Molecular Psychiatry 19.1 (January 1, 2014): 129-139. Full Text

Disner, SG, Beevers, CG, Lee, HJ, Ferrell, RE, Hariri, AR, and Telch, MJ. "War zone stress interacts with the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism to predict the development of sustained attention for negative emotion stimuli in soldiers returning from Iraq." Clinical Psychological Science 1.4 (December 17, 2013): 413-425. Full Text

Wellman, CL, Camp, M, Jones, VM, MacPherson, KP, Ihne, J, Fitzgerald, P, Maroun, M, Drabant, E, Bogdan, R, Hariri, AR, and Holmes, A. "Convergent effects of mouse Pet-1 deletion and human PET-1 variation on amygdala fear and threat processing." Experimental Neurology 250 (December 1, 2013): 260-269. Full Text

Gunduz-Cinar, O, MacPherson, KP, Cinar, R, Gamble-George, J, Sugden, K, Williams, B, Godlewski, G, Ramikie, TS, Gorka, AX, Alapafuja, SO, Nikas, SP, Makriyannis, A, Poulton, R, Patel, S, Hariri, AR, Caspi, A, Moffitt, TE, Kunos, G, and Holmes, A. "Convergent translational evidence of a role for anandamide in amygdala-mediated fear extinction, threat processing and stress-reactivity." Mol Psychiatry 18.7 (July 2013): 813-823. Full Text

Nikolova, YS, Singhi, EK, Drabant, EM, and Hariri, AR. "Reward-related ventral striatum reactivity mediates gender-specific effects of a galanin remote enhancer haplotype on problem drinking." Genes, brain, and behavior 12.5 (July 2013): 516-524. Full Text

Salazar, E, Bogdan, R, Gorka, A, Hariri, AR, and Carin, L. "Exploring the mind: Integrating questionnaires and fMRI." 30th International Conference on Machine Learning, ICML 2013 PART 2 (January 1, 2013): 921-929.