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					                                      Curriculum Vitae
                               Jillian Lee Wiggins, M.S.
                                     Doctoral (Ph.D.) Candidate
                              1111 Brooklyn Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
                                           (630) 730-0215
                                         leejilli@umich.edu

EDUCATION


     University of Michigan
     Ann Arbor, MI
     Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, expected 2013
            (Advisors: Christopher Monk, Ph.D., & Catherine Lord, Ph.D.)
     Dissertation: Genetic influences on brain function in Autism Spectrum Disorders

     M.S. in Developmental Psychology, 2009
             (Advisors: Christopher Monk, Ph.D., & Catherine Lord, Ph.D.)
     Thesis: Using a self-organizing map algorithm to detect age-related changes in functional connectivity
             during rest in Autism Spectrum Disorders

     Texas A&M University
     College Station, TX
     M.S. in Social Psychology, 2007
             (Advisor: Marisol Perez, Ph.D.)
     Thesis: Gender differences in psychopathology examined under a transactional theory of stress
             framework

     Wheaton College
     Wheaton, IL
     B. A. in Psychology and Biblical Studies, 2004
     Magna cum laude

     Jerusalem University College
     Jerusalem, Israel
     Independent Study in Psychology, 2003
     Project: Palestinian women and locus of control during the 2nd intifada (uprising)

RESEARCH INTERESTS


     My long-term research goal is to understand how genetic and epigenetic factors influence brain
     function and structure as well as affective-cognitive processing in developmental
     psychopathology, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders. For example, I have been
     examining how the serotonin transporter-linked promoter region gene affects brain activation
     patterns in the amygdala and the default network in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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RESEARCH POSITIONS


      8/2007 – present             Graduate Student Researcher
                                   Translational and Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory
                                   University of Michigan
                                   Principal Investigator: Christopher Monk, Ph.D.

      8/2007 – present             Graduate Student Researcher
                                   University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders
                                       Center
                                   Principal Investigator: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

      8/2005 – 8/2007              Graduate Student Researcher
                                   Department of Psychology
                                   Texas A&M University
                                   Principal Investigator: Marisol Perez, Ph.D.

      9/2005 – 5/2006              Community Coordinator of Research (full-time)
                                   Youth Tobacco Access Project, Center for Community Research
                                   Department of Psychology
                                   DePaul University
                                   Principal Investigator: Leonard Jason, Ph.D.


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS


     Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Predoctoral Fellowship ($39,100, University
          of Michigan), 2011-2012
     University of Michigan Pediatric Research Symposium Graduate Student Research Award
          ($100), 2010
     Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant ($3000, University of Michigan), 2010
     Autism Speaks Predoctoral Fellowship ($56,000, University of Michigan), 2009-10
     Rackham Merit Scholarship ($64,200 + tuition/insurance, University of Michigan), 2007-08
          (declined in 2009-10)
     Rackham Graduate Student Travel Awards (University of Michigan), 2007-2011
     Regents’ Graduate Fellowship ($6000; Texas A&M University), 2005-06
     Magna cum laude in 3 years (BA from Wheaton College)
     Dean’s List, 2001-04
     National Merit Scholar ($6000, Wheaton College), 2001-04
     President’s Award ($3000, Wheaton College), 2001-04
     James E. Burr Minority Scholarship ($3000, Wheaton College), 2001-04
     Psi Chi Inductee
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PUBLICATIONS


Note: Wiggins, J.L. previously published under Lee, J.A.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Wiggins, J.L., Peltier, S.J., Ashinoff, S., Weng, S.J., Carrasco, M., Welsh, R.C., Lord, C., Monk, C.S.
      (2011). Using a self-organizing map algorithm to detect age-related changes in functional
      connectivity during rest in autism spectrum disorders. Brain Research, 1380, 187-197.

Weng, S.J., Carrasco, M., Swartz, J.R., Wiggins, J.L., Kurapati, N., Liberzon, I., Risi, S., Lord, C., Monk,
      C.S. (2011). Neural activation to emotional faces in adolescents with autism spectrum
      disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 296-305.

Weng, S.J., Wiggins, J.L., Peltier, S.J., Carrasco, M., Risi, S., Lord, C., Monk, C.S. (2010). Alterations of
      resting state functional connectivity in the default network in adolescents with autism spectrum
      disorders. Brain Research, 1313, 202-14.

Monk, C.S., Weng, S.J., Wiggins, J.L., Kurapati, N., Louro, H.M., Carrasco, M., Maslowsky, J., Risi, S.,
      Lord, C. (2010). Neural circuitry of emotional face processing in autism spectrum disorders.
      Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 35, 105-14.

Monk, C.S., Peltier, S.J., Wiggins, J.L., Weng, S.J., Carrasco, M., Risi, S., Lord, C. (2009). Abnormalities
      of intrinsic functional connectivity in autism spectrum disorders. Neuroimage, 47, 764-72.


Manuscripts Under Review:

Wiggins, J.L., Bedoyan, J.K., Peltier, S.J., Ashinoff, S., Weng, S.J., Carrasco, M., Welsh, R.C., Martin,
      D.M., Monk, C.S. (under review). The impact of serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) genotype on
      the development of resting-state functional connectivity in children and adolescents.

Conference Presentations (selected):

Wiggins, J.L. & Murphy, E.M. (2011, March). The Social Neuroscience of Developmental
      Psychopathology. Symposium chair at the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on
      Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Wiggins, J.L. et al. (2011, March). Amygdala reactivity is moderated by 5-HTTLPR genotype in Autism
      Spectrum Disorders. Oral presentation at the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on
      Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Wiggins, J.L. et al. (2011, March). Altered functional connectivity during rest is related to 5-HTTLPR
      genotype in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Oral presentation at the Biennial Meeting for the
      Society for Research on Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Wiggins, J.L. et al. (2010, June). 5-HTTLPR genotype moderates functional connectivity during rest in
      Autism Spectrum Disorders. Oral presentation at the Annual University of Michigan Pediatric
      Research Symposium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Wiggins, J.L. et al. (2010, June). Altered intrinsic functional connectivity related to 5-HTTLPR genotype
      in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for
      Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.

Wiggins, J.L. et al. (2010, May) Altered functional connectivity during rest is related to 5-HTTLPR
      genotype in autism spectrum disorders. Oral presentation at the International Meeting for
      Autism Research (IMFAR), Philadelphia, PA.

Wiggins, J.L. et al (2009, April). Brain connectivity and serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms in
      autism spectrum disorders. Oral presentation in symposium C.S. Monk (chair) New Research
      Directions in the Neuroscience of Developmental Psychopathology, Society for Research in Child
      Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Lee, J.A. et al. (2007, May). Abnormal functional connectivity during baseline relates to social symptom
        severity in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the International Meeting for
        Autism Research, London, UK.

Lee, J.A. & Perez, M. (2007, May). Bulimics primed with food-related words exhibit increased levels of
        cortisol. Poster presented at the International Conference for Eating Disorders (Academy for
        Eating Disorders), Baltimore, Maryland.

Lee, J.A. & Perez, M. (2006, October) The physiological effects of priming: Cortisol and response to subliminal
        stimuli. Poster session presented to the Texas A&M University Psychology Department.

Lee, J.A. (2006, May). The effect of stress on attentional bias in those homozygous short for the serotonin
        transporter gene and the link to depression. Presentation at the Texas A&M University Social Area
        Lecture Series, College Station, Texas.


CLINICAL EXPERIENCE


        1/2010 - present                Group Therapy Leader
                                        Boys Social Skills Group
                                        University of Michigan Autism & Communication Disorders
                                            Center
                                        Clinical responsibilities included: Performing assessments to diagnose
                                        autism in potential members; preparing clinical reports for the parents &
                                        schools; training boys with autism spectrum disorders on age-
                                        appropriate social interaction skills, such as conversation, perspective-
                                        taking, and sharing interests. Social group meetings combined brief skill
                                        instruction with activities.
                                        Supervisors: Susan Risi, Ph.D., Marisela Huerta, Ph.D.

        12/1/2010; 3/23/2011            Invited Group Leader
                                        Pre-Employability & Employability Skills Group
                                        Asperger Ability Company
                                        Performed group sessions on social interaction skills relevant to the
                                        workplace. Combined didactic and hands-on learning techniques.
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                                    Supervisor: Elaine Hretz, President of Asperger Ability Company

       5/2009 – 7/2009              Interventionist
                                    Piece of Cake Cooking Class for Adults with ASD
                                    University of Michigan Autism & Communication Disorders
                                         Center
                                    One-on-one coach for adults with autism spectrum disorders on adaptive
                                    living skills.
                                    Supervisor: Suzi Naguib, Ph.D.

       9/2007 – 12/2009             Interventionist
                                    Adult Social Skills Group
                                    University of Michigan Autism & Communication Disorders
                                         Center
                                    Trained adults with autism spectrum disorders on social interaction
                                    skills in contexts appropriate for adults, such as creating and
                                    maintaining friendships and dating relationships as well as appropriate
                                    work behavior.
                                    Supervisors: Susan Risi, Ph.D., Suzi Naguib, Ph.D.

Additional Clinical Skills:

       Research reliable on Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), all modules

       Proficient with the following assessment measures (selected only):
               Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
               Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)
               Ravens Progressive Matrices
               Differential Ability Scales (DAS-II)
               Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale

TEACHING EXPERIENCE


       5/2009 - Present             Statistics Consultant & Instructor
                                    Conducted quarterly workshops on data management, statistical
                                    analysis, and interpretation of results for senior honors thesis
                                    students. Held weekly office hours for one-on-one tutoring on
                                    statistics. Guest lectured in research methods class on statistical
                                    analysis.

       Fall 2008                    Introduction to Psychology; Graduate Student Instructor

       Summer & Fall 2006           Introduction to Psychology; Instructor
                                    Lectured and managed survey class on the basic areas of
                                    psychology as sole instructor.

       Spring 2005                  Introduction to Psychology; Teaching Assistant
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TRAINING IN TEACHING


       Instructors in Psychology Teaching Seminar, Texas A&M University, 2006

       Michigan Association of Psychology Scholars (MAPS) Mentor Training, 2008

MENTORING EXPERIENCE


       1/2010 – present            Graduate Student Mentor for Undergraduate Honors Thesis
                                   University of Michigan
                                   Trainee: Samantha Ashinoff
                                   Senior Thesis: Default network and amygdala connectivity during rest
                                   and during a social task

       8/2008 – present            Mentor to 2 Undergraduate Students
                                   Michigan Association of Psychology Scholars (MAPS)

       8/2007 – present            Research Mentor to 7 Research Assistants
                                   University of Michigan

       8/2005 – 5/2007             Research Mentor to 10 Research Assistants
                                   Texas A&M University

QUANTITATIVE TRAINING


Statistics Coursework

      Structural Equation Modeling with Mplus, 2011
      Time Series Analysis, 2009
      Applied Statistics, 2009
      Mediation to Moderation: The Adjustment Function in Regression Models, 2008
      fMRI Experimental Design, 2007
      Hierarchical Linear Modeling, 2007
      Structural Equation Modeling, 2006
      Intervention Design, 2006
      Advanced Statistics, 2005-2006
      Experimental Design for the Behavioral Sciences, 2005
      Statistics in Psychology, 2002

Familiar Software

      MATLAB, SPSS, ePrime, R, Mplus, HLM, Lisrel
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LABORATORY SKILLS


      Polymerase chain reactions
      DNA extraction from human saliva
      Agarose gel electrophoresis and interpretation
      DNA elution from gel
      Interpreting sequencing data with DNASTAR Lasergene software
      Primer design
      ELISA assays for cortisol
      Bisulfite conversion of genomic DNA
      Troubleshooting protocols

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


      Society for Research in Child Development
      Organization for Human Brain Mapping
      International Society for Autism Research
      Society for Psychophysiological Research (past member)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE


University of Michigan Developmental Psychology Area:
      Curriculum Committee member, 2010-present
      Newsletter Committee member, 2009-2010
      Preliminary Examinations Committee member, 2007-2009

Society for Psychophysiological Research:
       Committee for International Student Interests chair, 2005-2007

REFERENCES


Christopher Monk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director, Translational and Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory
Research Associate Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
University of Michigan
(734) 615-9531
csmonk@umich.edu

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Urie Bronfenbrenner Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Director, University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center (UMACC)
Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
University of Michigan
(734) 936-8775
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celord@umich.edu

Jirair K. Bedoyan, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Lecturer, Pediatric Genetics
University of Michigan
(734) 615-7836
sarahbed@umich.edu

Donna M. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics
Director, Medical Genetics Residency Program
(734) 647-4859
donnamm@umich.edu

				
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