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Dick Swaab, PhD, MD Biography

Former Director of the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"

“[I]n addition to genetic factors, a multitude of environmental and psychosocial factors may have profound influence on the sexual differentiation of the brain.”

Journal of Homosexuality, June 21, 1995

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Series Editor, Handbook of Clinical Neurology series (new third series), Elsevier, 2002-present
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, 2002-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Neurobiology of Aging, 1990-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Advances in Neurosciences, 1988-present
  • Professor of Neurobiology, University of Amsterdam, 1979-present
  • Leader, Swaab Research Group, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, 1978-present
  • Director, Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, 1978-2005
  • Founder and Director, Netherlands Brain Bank, 1985-2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Alzheimer’s Association, 2002
  • Federa Prize, Federation of Medical Scientific Societies, 2000
  • Companion in the Order of the Dutch Lion, bestowed by her Royal Highness Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, 1998
  • Acting Director, Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, 1975-1978
  • PhD, University of Amsterdam, 1970
  • MD, University of Amsterdam, 1968
  • Bachelor of Medicine, University of Amsterdam, 1966
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Quoted in:
  1. Are There Physical Differences in the Brain Structure of Heterosexual and Homosexual People?