Anthony Torres, MD Medicine

Center for Persons with Disabilities
University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Utah State University
6800 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6800
Phone: 435-797-8874
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Last Updated: April 07, 2016

Anthony Torres

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Prenatal and Neonatal Biological Markers for Autism
Discipline(s): Genetics/Genetic Counseling
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Genetic hearing loss testing, Immune function genes in cerebral palsy, Molecular markers for preterm birth
Education: MD Medicine



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Anthony R. Torres


Senior Scientist & Director of the Immunogenetics


EDUCATION/TRAINING (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)



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University of Utah




University of Utah




National Cancer Institute



Research Associate

Yale University



Lab Medicine

A. Positions and Honors.

Positions and Employment

1975-1978 Research Associate, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute

1978-1981 Expert Consultant, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute

1981-1983 Resident, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University

1983-1986 Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University

1986-1993 Senior Scientist, Hyclone Laboratory

1993-1996 Senior Scientist, ZymeQuest

1996-1999 Vice President of Research, Selective Cell Therapies

1999-2006 Senior Scientist, Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University

Other Experiences and Professional Memberships

1983-1986 Assistant Director of Microbiology, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University

1998-present Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, Utah State University

B. Selected peer-reviewed publication (in chronological order).

Autism related Publications

Anthony R. Torres, Thayne L. Sweeten, Adele Cutler, Brent J. Bedke, Melanie Fillmore, E. Gene Stubbs, and Dennis Odell. 2006. The association and linkage of the HLA-A2 class I allele with autism: Hum Immunol. Apr-May;67(4-5):346-51. Epub 2006 Apr 3.

Odell D, Maciulis A, Cutler A, Warren L, McMahon W. Coon H. Stubbs G, Kenley K, Torres AR. 2005. Confirmation of the Association of the C4B Null Allele in Autism. Hum Immunol. 66, 140-145.

Torres, AR. 2003. Is fever suppression involved in the etiology of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. BMC Pediatr. Sep 2;3(1):9 Epub

Autism Related Publications (Continued)

Engstrom HA, Ohlson S, Stubbs EG, Maciulis A, Caldwell V, Odell JD, and Torres AR. 2003. Decreased Expression of CD95(FAS/APO-1) on CD4+ T-lymphocytes from Subjects with Autism. J of Dev and Phy Disabilities. 15#2, 155-163.

Torres AR, Maciulis A, Stubbs EG, Cutler A and Odell D. 2002. The Transmission disequilibrium Test Suggests that HLA-DR4 and DR13 are linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder. Human Immunology 63, 311-316.

Torres AR, Maciulis A, and Odell D. 2001. The Association of MHC genes with Autism. Frontiers in Bioscience 6, d936-943, Aug 1.

Warren RP, Odell JD, Warren WL, Burger RA, Maciulis A, Daniels WW, and Torres AR. 1997. Immunoglobulin A Deficiency in a Subset of Autistic Subjects. J. Autism and Developmental Disorders 27(2): 187-192.

Warren RP, Odell JD, Warren WL, Burger RA, Maciulis A, Daniels WW, and Torres AR. 1996. Strong Association of the Third Hypervariable Region of HLA-DRB1 with Autism. J. of Neuroimmunology 67: 97-102.

Warren RP, Odell JD, Warren WL, Burger RA, Maciulis A, Daniels WW, and Torres AR. 1995. Reading Disability, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the Immune System. Science (Letter) 268: May 12, 786-788.

Warren RP, Odell JD, Warren WL, Burger RA, Maciulis A, and Torres AR. 1995. Is Decreased Blood Plasma Concentration of the C4B Protein Associated with ADHD? J. Amer. Acad. Child & Adolesc. Psy. 34: 1009-1014.

Daniels WW, Warren RP, Odell JD, Maciulis A, Burger RA, Warren WL, and Torres AR. 1995. Increased Frequency of the Extended or Ancestral Haplotype B44-SC30-DR4 in Autism. Neuropsychobiology 32: 120-123.

Warren RP, Burger RA, Odell JD, Torres AR, and Warren, RN. 1994. Decreased Serum Concentrations of the C4B Complement Protein in Autism. Arch. Pediatr. Adolesc. Med. 148: 180-183.

Other Publications

Knorr CW, Stanley D. Allen SD, Torres AR, and Smee DF. 2006. Effects of cidofovir treatment on cytokine induction in murine models of cowpox and vaccinia virus infection. Antiviral Research 72: 125-133.

Torres AR, Burger RA, Caldwell V, Ford C, and Warren RP. 1997. Exponential growth of human lymphocytes in lymphocyte culture fluid. American Biotechnology Laboratory.

Torres AR, Burger RA, Rich A, Spendlove R, and Warren RP. 1993. Enhanced Proliferation of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear cells and Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in a Plasma derived Cell Culture Fluid. Biotechniques 15 #6: 1106-1109.

Torres AR, and Peterson EA. 1992. Purification of Complex Protein Mixtures by Ion-Exchange Displacement Chromatography Using Spacer Displacers. J. of Chromatography 604: 39-46.

Torres AR, and Peterson EA. 1990. Purification of Monoclonal Antibodies by Complex-Displacement Chromatography on CM-cellulose. J. of Chromatography 499: 47-53.

Dunn PE, Edberg SC, and Torres AR. 1988. Purification of Escherichia coli Alkaline Phosphatase on a HPLC Ion Exchange Column Using Carboxymethyl Dextrans. Anal. Biochem. 168: 25-30.

Torres AR, Edberg SC, and Peterson EA. 1987. Preparative HPLC of Proteins on an Anion-Exchanger Using Unfractionated Carboxymethyl-Dextran Displacers. Journal of Chromatography, 389 #1: 177-182.

Welcher A, Torres AR, and Ward, DC. 1986. Selective Enrichment of Specific DNA, cDNA, and RNA Sequences Using Biotinylated Probes, Avidin and Copper-Chelate Agarose. Nucleic Acids Research 14 #24: 10024-10044.

Torres AR, Krueger GG, and Peterson EA. 1985. Purification of Gc-2-Globulin from Human Serum by Displacement Chromatography: A Model for Isolation of Marker Proteins Identified by Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis. Anal. Biochem. 144: 469-476.

Sandberg LB, Leslie JG, Leach CT, Alvarez VL, Torres AR, and Smith DW. 1985. Elastin Covalent Structure as Determined by Solid State Amino Acid Sequencing. Pathologique Biologie 33: 266-274.

Torres AR, Li MK, Ward DC, and Edberg SC. 1984. Differentiation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from Other Neisseria Species Using the Restriction Endonuclease HaeIII. J. Clin. Microbiol. 20: 687-690.

Torres AR, Dunn BE, Edberg SC, and Peterson EA. 1984. Preparative HPLC of Proteins on Ion-Exchange Columns with Carboxymethyldextrans as Displacers. J. of Chromatography 316: 125-132.

Peterson EA, and Torres AR. 1983. Ion-Exchange Displacement Chromatography of Proteins, Using Narrow-Range Carboxymethyldextrans and a New Index of Affinity. Anal. Biochem. 130: 271-282.

Torres AR, Kuehl L, and Peterson EA. 1982. Solubilization of Nonhistone Chromosomal Proteins by Carboxymethyldextran for Chromatography. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 689: 303-306.

Krueger HG, Chambers DA, Stubbs JD, Jederberg WW, and Torres AR. 1982. A Role for Humoral Factors in Psoriasis. J. Lab. Clin. Med. 99(2): 275-281.

Torres AR, Krueger GG, and Peterson EA. 1982. Two Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis can be used to Examine Chromatographic Effluent Fractions from Displacement Column Chromatography. Clinical Chemistry 28(4): 998-999.

Torres AR, and Peterson EA. 1980. Displacement Chromatography of Simple Protein Mixtures Using Carboxymethyl Dextrans. J. Biochem. Biophys. Methods 1: 349-360.

Sandberg LB, Leach CT, Leslie JG, Torres AR, and Alvarez VL. 1980. Structural Studies of Porcine Aortic Tropoelastin. Frontiers in Matrix Biology 8: 69-77.

Torres AR, Peterson EA, Evans WH, Mage MG, and Wilson SH. 1979. Fractionation of Granule Proteins of Granulocytes by Copper Chelate Chromatography. Biochem Biophys. Acta 576: 385-392.

Torres AR, and Peterson EA. 1979. Concentration of Proteins Using Carboxymethylmethyldextran. Anal. Biochem. 98: 353-357.

Madison, LD, Bergstrom-Porter B, Torres AR, and Shelton E. 1979. Regulation of surface Topography of Mouse Peritoneal Cells: Formation of Microvilli and Vesiculated Pits on Omental Mesothelial Cells. J. Cell. Biol. 82: 783-797.