Anthony R. Torres, M.D.

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Office:CPD 215 Lab
R&E - BioLab - Immunology and Genetic Research Laboratory
Center for Persons with Disabilities
6804 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6804

Principle Investigator, Prenatal and Neonatal Biological Markers for Autism

Current Position: 1999 to present: Research Coordinator, Immunology and Genetic Research Laboratory at the Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) at Utah State University

Education & Background: -B.A. and Medical degrees: University of Utah -Medical residency: Yale University in Laboratory Medicine -Research Associate: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health -Assistant Professor: Yale University -Biomedical Technology industry for 10 years: Hyclone Laboratory in Logan, Utah and ZymeQuest, Inc. in Boston, MA.

Published in leading scientific journals on a diversity of subjects including: protein chemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, and autism.

Selected Publications -Sweeten TL, Odell DW, Odell JD, Torres AR. C4B null alleles are not associated with genetic polymorphisms in the adjacent gene CYP21A2 in autism. BMC Med Genet. 2008 Jan 7;9:1 -Torres AR, Sweeten TL, Cutler A, Bedke BJ, Fillmore M, Stubbs, EG, Odell D. The association and linkage of the HLA-A2 class I allele with autism. Hum Immunol. 2006 Apr-May; 67(4-5):346-51. Epub 2006 Apr 3.

Current Research Projects: -Immune Function Genes in Autism -Preterm Birth Genetic Studies with Newborn Blood Samples.

Research Collaborations: -Center for Disease Control -Dr. Lisa Croen, Division of Research at the Northern California Kaiser Permanente -Dr. Judith Grether at the California Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) -Dr. Marvin Kharrazi, Genetic Disease Branch of the California Department of Health Services -Dr. Robert H. Yolken at John Hopkins Medicine -Dr. Yvonne Wu, with the University of California San Francisco, Clinical Research Program in Child Neurology.

Roles at the CPD