HFG Awards
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The following is a list of research projects and dissertations that were funded in the past decade by the HFG that address the biological basis of aggression and violence. (The institution listed indicates affiliation at the time the grant was made.)


RICHARD BANDLER (Anatomy, University of Sydney). Functional organization of aggression in the midbrain of the cat. 1991.

FRED B. BERKOVITCH (Caribbean Primate Research Center, University of Puerto Rico). Socioendocrinology, aggression, and determinants of reproductive success in adolescent male rhesus macaques. 1989, 1990.

XANDRA O. BREAKEFIELD (Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital). Possible association between deficiency of monoamine oxidase type A and episodic violent behavior. 1995.

A. SUSAN CLARKE (Harlow Primate Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Effects of prenatal stress on social competence and aggression behavior in young rhesus monkeys. 1993, 1994.

EMIL F. COCCARO (Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute). Serotonin in impulsive aggression: Neuropsychopharmocologic studies in personality disordered patients. 1991, 1992.

EMIL F. COCCARO (Psychiatry, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute). 5-ht in impulsive aggression. 1995, 1996.

WOLFGANG DITTUS (Department of Zoological Research, Smithsonian Institution). The biological origins of warfare. 1992, 1993.

DONALD M. DOUGHERTY (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas). The effects of tryptophan depletion and supplementation on serotonergic functioning and aggression in high and low aggressive subjects. 1997, 1998.

CRAIG F. FERRIS (Physiology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center). Role of vasopressin in ethanol-mediated aggression. 1991.

LAURENCE FRANK (Psychology, University of California, Berkeley). Proximate and ultimate factors modulating aggression in a unique animal model. 1995, 1996.

BENSON E. GINSBURG (Biobehavioral Sciences, University of Connecticut) and ROSS W. BUCK (Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut). The affective bases of social organization: Communicative genes in aggression and attachment. 1994, 1995.

BRIAN A. GLADUE (Psychology, North Dakota State University). Hormones, dominance, mood, and competition in men. 1991.

BEATRICE GOLOMB (Psychology, University of Southern California). Low serum cholesterol and violent behavior. 1997, 1998.

MENNO R. KRUK (Centre for Drug Research, University of Leiden). Neuroendocrine response to stimulation of the hypothalamic area where aggression is evoked. 1997, 1998.

SARAH LENINGTON (Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers University). Male aggressive behavior and t-complex genotype. 1993, 1994.

DOROTHY OTNOW LEWIS (Psychology, New York University Medical Center). Memory impairment, violence, and dissociative states. 1993.

AUGUSTUS R. LUMIA (Biopsychology, Skidmore College) and MARILYN MCGINNIS (Cell Biology and Anatomy, Mount Sinai School of Medicine). Aggression: The neural basis of anabolic-androgenic steroid action. 1995.

STEPHEN C. MAXSON (Psychology, University of Connecticut). Mapping genes for effects of ethanol on male aggression using the bxd recombinant inbred strains of mice. 1994, 1995.

ALLAN MAZUR (Public Affairs Program, Syracuse University). Testosterone and competition in women. 1995.

MICHAEL T. MCGUIRE (Biomedical Research Foundation, UCLA). Social context, serotonin responsivity, and aggression in vervet monkeys. 1995, 1996.

ROBERT L. MEISEL (Psychology, Purdue University). Neuropharmacology of female aggression. 1997.

RICHARD H. MELLONI, JR. (Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center). Neuronal plasticity and the control of aggressive behavior. 1995, 1996.

SONOKO OGAWA (Neurobiology and Behavior, Rockefeller University). Role of estrogen receptors on aggressive behaviors. 1996, 1997.

MICHAEL POTEGAL (New York State Psychiatric Institute). Does chronic cocaine enhance defense in rats? 1991.

MICHAEL POTEGAL (Medical Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and RICHARD DAVIDSON (Psychophysiology, University of Wisconsin). Behavioral and electroencephalographic characteristics of temper tantrums and the children who have them. 1993.

DAVID C. ROWE (Family and Consumer Resources, University of Arizona). Molecular genetic markers for childhood aggression. 1994, 1995.

RANDALL R. SAKAI (Biology, Rockefeller University). Behavioral and physiological characteristics of dominance and subordination: Persistence and reversibility. 1996, 1997.

RANDALL R. SAKAI (Biology, University of Pennsylvania). Neuroendocrine consequences of dominance and subordination. 1998.

ROBERT M. SAPOLSKY (Biology, Stanford University). The endocrine stress-response and behavioral status in the olive baboon. 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996.

HUBERT SCHWABL (Field Research Center, Rockefeller University). Maternal testosterone and the development of offspring aggression. 1995, 1996.

JOHN PAUL SCOTT (Psychology, Bowling Green State University). Preparation and editing of a book on biosociology. 1991, 1992.

ALLAN SIEGEL (Neurosciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). Role of substance p in aggressive behavior. 1993, 1994.

NEAL G. SIMON (Biology, Lehigh University). Testosterone-serotonin interactions in offensive aggression. 1994.

NEAL G. SIMON (Biology, Lehigh University). Testosterone, serotonin, and aggression: Cellular markers. 1999.

NEAL G. SIMON (Biology, Lehigh University) and MARC HAUG (Ethology and Neurobiology, University Louis Pasteur). The neurosteroid dhea: A potential antiaggressive agent. 1998.

WALTER TORNATZKY (Psychology, Tufts University). Physiology of rats exposed to aggression. 1994.

WALTER TORNATZKY (Psychology, Tufts University). Neurochemistry and physiology of aggressive rats. 1996.

CSABA VADASZ (Neurochemistry, N. S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research). Predisposition to drug abuse and aggressive behavior. 1992.

SAMUEL K. WASSER (Conservation and Research Center, Smithsonian Institution). Physiological and behavior ecological determinants of female aggression in yellow baboons. 1990, 1991.


XIANG CHEN (Biology, Lehigh University). Activation of aggression by androgens: Role of androgen receptor gene translation. 1992.

DAVID G. LEMARQUAND (Psychology, McGill University). Tryptophan depletion, aggression and passive avoidance learning in nonalcoholic young men with paternal family histories of alcoholism. 1995.

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