Scott Stoltenberg

Associate Professor Psychology

Lab site: Behavior Genetics Laboratory

Curriculum vita (PDF)

Review Editor, Frontiers in Behavioral & Psychiatric Genetics

Representative Publications
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Stoltenberg, S.F., Anderson, C., Nag, P. & Anagnopoulos, C. (2012). Association Between the Serotonin Transporter Triallelic Genotype and Eating Problems is Moderated by the Experience of Childhood Trauma in Women. International Journal of Eating Disorders. doi: 10.1002/eat.20976
  • *Herschl, L. C., McChargue, D. E., MacKillop, J. & Stoltenberg, S. F. (2012). Implicit and explicit alcohol-related motivations among college binge drinkers. Psychopharmacology. DOI 10.1007/s00213-011-2613-9
  • Stoltenberg, S.F., *Lehmann, M.K., Anderson, C., Nag, P. & Anagnopoulos, C. (2011a). Serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) genotype and childhood trauma are associated with individual differences in decision making. Frontiers in Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics 2:33. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2011.00033.
  • Stoltenberg S. F., *Lehmann, M. K., Christ, C. C., *Hersrud, S. L., & Davies, G. E. (2011b). Associations among types of impulsivity, substance use problems and Neurexin-3 polymorphisms. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 119: e31-e38.
  • Grant, K.M., LeVan, T., Wells, S., Li, M., Stoltenberg, S.F., Carlo, G., & Bevins, R.A. (2011). Methamphetamine psychosis: A review. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. DOI: 10.1007/s11481-011-9288-1.
  • Stoltenberg, S. F. & Nag, P. (2010). Description and Validation of a Dynamical Systems Model of Presynaptic Serotonin Function: Genetic Variation, Brain Activation and Impulsivity. Behavior Genetics, 40: 262-279.
  • Stoltenberg, S. F. & *Vandever, J. M. (2010). Gender moderates the association between 5-HTTLPR and decision-making under ambiguity but not under risk. Neuropharmacology, 58, 423-428.
  • *Hersrud, S. & Stoltenberg, S. F. (2009). Epistatic interaction between COMT and DAT1 genes on eating behavior: A pilot study. Eating Behaviors 10, 131-133.
  • Stoltenberg, S.F., *Batien, B.D. & *Birgenheir, D.G. (2008). Does Gender Moderate Associations Among Impulsivity and Health-Risk Behaviors? Addictive Behaviors, 33(2), 252-265.
  • Stoltenberg, S. F., Glass, J. M., Chermack, S. T., Flynn, H. A., Li, S., *Weston, M. E. & Burmeister, M. (2006). Possible Association Between Response Inhibition and a Variant in the Brain-Expressed Tryptophan Hydroxylase Gene (TPH2). Psychiatric Genetics, 16(1), 35-38.
  • Stoltenberg, S.F. (2005). Epistatic Interactions among Presynaptic Serotonergic System Components. Behavior Genetics, 35(2), 199-209.
  • Stoltenberg S.F. (2003). Serotonergic agents and alcoholism treatment: a simulation. Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research, 27(12), 1853-1859.
  • Hill, E.M., Stoltenberg, S.F., Bullard, K.H., Li, S., Zucker, R.A. & Burmeister, M. (2002). Antisocial alcoholism and serotonin-related polymorphisms: association tests. Psychiatric Genetics, 12 (3), 143-153.
  • Stoltenberg, S.F., *Twitchell, G.R., Hanna, G.L, Cook, E.H., Fitzgerald, H.E., Zucker, R.A., & Little, K.Y. (2002). Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism, peripheral indices of serotonin function, and personality measures in families with alcoholism. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics) 114:230-234.
  • Stoltenberg, S.F. & Burmeister, M. (2000). Recent progress in psychiatric genetics - some hope but no hype. Human Molecular Genetics, 9(6), 927-935.
  • Stoltenberg, S.F., Hill, E.M., Mudd, S.A., Blow, F.C. & Zucker, R.A. (1999). Birth cohort differences in features of antisocial alcoholism among men and women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 23 (12), 1884-1891.
  • Stoltenberg, S. F., Mudd, S.A., Blow, F.C. & Hill, E.M. (1998). Evaluating measures of family history of alcoholism: Density versus dichotomy. Addiction, 93, 1511-1520.

*indicates student co-authors

Books Or Chapters Published
  • Stoltenberg, S. F. (2010). Dynamic and Systems-Based Models for Evaluating Hypotheses Related to Predicting Treatment Response, pp. 1291-1304. In B. A. Johnson, (Ed.), Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice. New York, NY, Springer.
  • Stoltenberg S. F. & Nag, P. (2007). Applying Control System Modelling to understand How Genetic Variation influences Serotonin Function and Behavior, pp. 133-171. In Lassau, J. A. (Ed.) Neural Synapse Research Trends. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.
Research Funding Sources
Extramural Funding
  • National Institute of Mental Health; "Serotonin, impulsivity and health-risk behavior" (Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1R15MH077654-01A1); 25% effort; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.), Parthasarathi Nag & Cynthia Anderson (Co-investigators). 8/1/07-07/31/10; $201,800 total costs.
  • Research support through release from teaching and summer salary: National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant Number 2 P20 RR016479
  • Governor's 2010 Individual Research Seed Grant. "Gambling, Impulsivity & Neurotransmitter Genes"; SDBOR/BHSU 2010-06-01; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.); 50% release time (Fall 2005-Spring 2006), 2-months summer salary (summer 2006); $31,200 Total Cost.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; "Genetic Architecture of Risk for Antisocial Alcoholism"; (Mentored Research Scientist Development Award 1 K01 AA00295-01); 100% effort; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.), Robert A. Zucker and Margit Burmeister (Co-Mentors); 3/1/00-6/25/04; $93,200 annual direct costs, $100,656 annual total costs.
  • Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust; "Genotypic variation in the serotonergic system associated with familial risk for alcoholism, inhibitory control of behavior, aggression and depression; Jennifer M. Glass (P.I.), Scott F. Stoltenberg, Stephen T. Chermack & Heather A. Flynn (Co-investigators); 1/1/02-12/31/02; $50,000 total costs.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; "Multidisciplinary Alcoholism Research Training Program" (NRSA Institutional Training Grant , T32 AA07477); 100% effort; Robert A. Zucker (Program Director); Research Fellow; 1990-2003, $135,264 annual direct costs, $145,090 annual total costs (4 postdoctoral slots).
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; "Genotype, Typology and Alcoholism Treatment Outcome" (NRSA Individual Training Grant, F32 AA05532); 100% effort; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.), Robert A. Zucker (Mentor); 7/1/98-6/30/99; $34,488 annual direct costs.
Intramural Funding
  • UNL Research Council Faculty Seed Grant; "Neurotransmitter Genes and Decision-Making"; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.); $10,000 Total Cost; 1/1/2010-12/31/2010.
  • BHSU Faculty Research Committee; 2005-2006. "Gambling, Impulsivity & Neurotransmitter Genes"; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.); $3,112 Total Cost.