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Frank Scott Hall

Frank Scott Hall

National Institutes of Health

Molecular Neurobiology Branch
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA


Frank Scott Hall received a Ph.D. in Neurobiology for graduate work at Cambridge University with Professor Trevor W. Robbins, F.R.S. investigating the effects of early social deprivation on the development of brain monoamine systems. This work helped to develop isolation-rearing as an animal model of schizophrenia that has greater validity than other models and subsequently has become widely used by pharmaceutical companies developing novel therapeutics. After postdoctoral work as a National Research Council Research Associate at the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Hall joined the Molecular Neurobiology Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Since 1991 he as lead the transgenic mouse group investigating the genetic basis of addiction and related comorbid psychiatric conditions. Hall has authored some 88 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Since 1995 Hall has also lectured in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Neurobiology, Psychology, genetic basis of addiction and related comorbid psychiatric conditions.