Scott Hall F
Molecular Neurobiology Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Dr F. Scott Hall is working as an Associate Professor in the University of Maryland. He is serving as a member of Animal Care and Use Committee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program. He is a member of many research societies which include International Drug Abuse Research Society, Member Awards Committee and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has authored more than 100 research articles/books and research abstracts. He was honoured with National Institute on Drug Abuse Staff Recognition Award.
His primary research goal has been to understand those factors that lead to the development of addictive behaviours. The causative factors naturally include both genetic and environmental factors. His initial research focused on the role of altered early life experiences in the development of monoamine systems, and the consequences of that altered development on behaviour. His long term goal to understand the mechanisms by which experiences alter behavioural phenotypes related to addiction which would be required to understand the mechanisms of gene-environment interactions.