Dwight German, PhD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Dr. German is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He received his PhD degree in Biological Psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 1975. After that he spent three years on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Physiology and Regional Primate Research Center at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. German has been on the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for over 30 years, and specializes in basic research on neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. German has published over 100 research publications and 23 book chapters/reviews. He has served on the Editorial Advisory Committee of several scientific journals, and on Grant Review Committees for the NIH, New Zealand Neurological Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Medical Research Foundation of Canada.

BRAIN Funded Projects

Blood biomarker for autism spectrum disorder: Validation

Project’s aims: to validate a panel of blood biomarker panel for ASD in a new group of ASD and Typically developing (TD) boys using a comprehensive proteomic and machine learning study.

Selected Publications

Hewitson L, Mathews JA, Devlin M, Schutte C, Lee J, German DC. Blood biomarker discovery for autism spectrum disorder: A proteomic analysis. PLoS One 2021 16 2 e0246581

Reddy MM, Wilson R, Wilson J, Connell S, Gocke A, Hynan L, German D, Kodadek T. Identification of candidate IgG biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease via combinatorial library screening. Cell 2011 144 132-142

Richardson, J.R., Shalat, S.L., Buckley, B., Winnik, B., OSuilleabhain, P., Diaz-Arrastia, R., Reisch, J., German, D.C. Elevated pesticide levels in the serum are associated with increased risk for Parkinson’s disease. Arch. Neurol. 2009 66 (7) 870-875

Singh S, Yazdani U, Gadad B, Zaman S, Hynan LS, Roatch N, Schutte C, Marti CN, Hewitson L, German DC. Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone and interleukin-8 levels in boys with autism spectrum disorder. J Neuroinflammation 2017 Jun 14 1 113

Zaman S, Yazdani U, Deng Y, Li W, Gadad BS, Hynan L, Karp D, Roatch N, Schutte C, Nathan Marti C, Hewitson L, German DC. A Search for Blood Biomarkers for Autism: Peptoids. Sci Rep 2016 6 19164

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