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CURRICULUM VITAE THAYNE LYLE SWEETEN, PH.D. BORN: Salt Lake City, Utah MAILING ADDRESS:
1992 - 1997: Utah State University, Logan, UT, B.S. Psychology
1997 - 2003: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, Ph.D. Medical Neurobiology; Minor in Anatomy Dissertation:
Immune Activation and Autoimmunity in Autism
2008 - present: Biology Lecturer/Lab Coordinator, Biology Department, Utah State
University Brigham City.
2004 - 2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroimmune/Immunogenetic laboratory of
Anthony R. Torres, M.D. Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Logan, UT.
2006 - 2008: Instructor, Research Design and Analysis Courses, College of Human Services and Education, Utah State University, Logan, UT
April - Sept. 2005: Consultant, Diagnostic Micro Array, Inc. Ogden, UT
2003 - 2004: Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroimmunology laboratory of Robert Fujinami, Ph.D. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2000 - 2003: Clinical Research Assistant, The James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Autism/PDD Clinic, under the direction of Christopher McDougle, M.D. Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
1998 - 2000: Research Assistant, Biology/Virology laboratory of Milton Taylor,
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1995 - 1997: Research Technician, Biomedical laboratory of Reed Warren,
Ph.D., Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University, Logan, UT GRANTS AND AWARDS:
National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, 2009-2010
Jonty Foundation Research Grant, “Herpes Virus Infection in Autism.” 2007 Jonty Foundation Research Grant, “An Investigation into the Frequency of CYP2E1
Jonty Foundation Research Grant, “CYP21 Mutations in Autistic Disorder,” 2006
International Society for Autism Research, Dissertation Award, 2004 Scottish Rite Research Fellow, 2002 Larry Kay Foundation Fellow, 1999 and 2000 academic years Indiana University Intercampus Research Grant, 1999
As Lab Coordinator, help oversee the development including design, equipping and
curriculum for new Microbiology, Human Cadaver labs at four regional campus sites in Utah. I also help oversee the equipping and curriculum for Human Physiology labs at 8 sites within the State of Utah.
Elementary Microbiology with labs. Biology 2060. Department of Biology, Utah State University-Brigham City, Provo College and Eagle Gate College Human Anatomy with labs. Biology 2320. Department of Biology, Utah State University- Brigham City, Provo College and Eagle Gate College Human Physiology with labs. Biology 2420. Department of Biology, Utah State University- Brigham City and Provo College.
Research, Design and Analysis I. Psychology 6600. Departments of Psychology and Education, Utah State University.
Research, Design and Analysis II. Education 7610. Distant education course for the Distance Doctoral Program in Elementary Education. Utah State University.
Interdisciplinary Training Program. Center for Persons with Disabilities. Utah State University. Guest lecturer.
Stigler KA., Sweeten TL, Posey DJ, McDougle CJ (2009): Autism and immune factors: A comprehensive review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3:840-860.
Sweeten TL, Odell DW, Odell JD, Torres AR (2008): C4B null alleles are not associated with genetic polymorphisms in the adjacent gene CYP21A2 in autism. BMC Medical Genetic 9:1. Libbey JE, Coon H, Kirkman NJ, Sweeten TL, Miller JN, Stevenson EK, Lainhart JE, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS (2008): Are there enhanced MBP autoantibodies in autism? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 38:324-332. Kirkman NJ, Libbey JE, Sweeten TL, Coon H, Miller J, Stevenson EK, Lainhart J, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS (2008): How relevant are GFAP autoantibodies in autism and Tourette syndrome? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 38:333-341.
Libbey JE, Coon H.H, Kirkman NJ, Sweeten TL, Miller JN, Lainhart JE, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS (2007): Are there altered antibody responses to measles, mumps or rubella viruses in autism? Journal of Neurovirology 13:252-259.
Sweeten TL, Taylor MW, Posey DJ, McDougle CJ (2006): Plasma kynurenine levels in autistic disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities 18:419-425.
Torres AR, Sweeten TL, Cutler A, Bedke BJ, Fillmore M, Stubbs EG, Odell D (2006): The association and linkage of the HLA-A2 class I allele with autism. Human Immunology 67:346-351. Burgess NK, Sweeten TL, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS (2006): Hyperserotoninemia and Altered Immunity in Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 36:697-704. Libbey JE, Sweeten TL, McMahon WM, Fujinami RS (2005): Autistic disorder and viral infections. Journal of Neurovirology 11:1-10. Posey DJ, Kem DL, Swiezy NB, Sweeten TL, Wiegand RE, McDougle CJ (2004): A pilot study of D-cycloserine in subjects with autistic disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry 161:2115-2117. Sweeten TL, Fujinami RS (2004): A potential link between measles virus and autism: age- matched control groups are essential [letter]. Pediatric Neurology 30:78. Sweeten TL, Posey DJ, McDougle CJ (2004): Autistic disorder in three children with cytomegalovirus infection. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 34:583-586. Sweeten TL, Posey DJ, Shankar S, McDougle CJ (2004): High nitric oxide production in autistic disorder: A possible role for interferon-gamma. Biological Psychiatry 55:434-437. Sweeten TL, Posey DJ, Bowyer SL, McDougle CJ (2003): Increased prevalence of familial autoimmunity in probands with pervasive developmental disorders. Pediatrics 112:E420.
Sweeten TL, Posey DJ, McDougle CJ (2003): High blood monocyte counts and neopterin levels in children with autistic disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry 160:1691-1693. Fujinami RS, Sweeten TL (2003): Letting antibodies get to your head [comments]. Nature Medicine 9:823-825. Sweeten TL, Posey DJ, Shekhar A, McDougle CJ (2002): The amygdala and related structures in the pathophysiology of autism. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 71:449-455. Sweeten TL, Ferris M, McDougle CJ, Kwo P, Taylor MW (2001): Induction of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in vivo by IFN-con1. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research 21:631- 633.
How to Better Align Assessment with Teaching Activities. Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education, New Faculty Teaching Academy Workshop, Brigham City Utah, November 23, 2009
Autistic disorder and immune investigations. Department of Psychology, Brigham Young
University, February 2007 High nitric oxide production in autistic disorder: a possible role for interferon-γ. Oxidative Stress in Autism Symposium, New York State Institute for Basic Research; June 2005
Immune findings in autism. Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University; Oct. 2004
The state of biological research in autism. Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of Utah; Aug. 2003
Immune abnormalities in autistic disorder. Department of Neurology, University of Utah; June 2003 Immune abnormalities in autistic disorder. Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University; May 2003 The prevalence of autoimmune disease in biological relatives of autistic children and adolescents. The Autism Society of America National Conference on Autism, Indianapolis, Indiana; July 2002
Increased blood monocyte counts and neopterin levels in children with autistic
disorder. Institute of Psychiatric Research, Indiana University School of
Induction of indolamine 2,3-dioxygenase and depression in HCV patients treated with Infergen. Institute of Psychiatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine; Nov. 2000
Autism: a possible cause, a new pharmacological treatment. Institute of Psychiatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine; 2000
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Study section for grant proposals sent to Autism Speaks
Grant reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation COMMITTEES:
Member of the National Association of Biology Teachers, Four-Year college and University Section, Faculty Development Committee, 2009-2010 Faculty Advisor for the National Association of Biology Teachers, Graduate Student Committee 2009-2010 Search committee member for two committees and committee chair for one committee to hire Lab Specialists at the Eagle Gate Salt Lake/Layton, Provo College and Brigham City campuses. Spring/Summer 2010.
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