SEAN M. TOBYNE
25 Putnam Street, Beverly, MA 01915
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Date of Information: 10/10
Current Principal Job Title
Project Manager, Praxis, Inc., Waltham MA
Jan. 2011 (anticipated) M.A. (Psychology), Boston University, Boston, MA
2005 B.A. (Psychology), Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT
2009 - Present Graduate Research Assistant (volunteer), Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, Boston University, Boston, MA
· Process and analyze fMRI data for research investigating brain activation and hippocampal-orbitofrontal-basal ganglia functional connectivity during disambiguation of well-learned spatial sequences. Activities include preprocessing, executing 1st level, 2nd level and beta-series correlation analyses, creating ROIs and regional masks, creating image contrasts and analyzing results, extracting beta and correlation values, identifying active brain regions and generating images for publication/presentation.
2009 - Present Project Manager, Praxis, Inc., Waltham, MA
· Responsible for ground up development of translational research project to investigate, design, develop and field test computerized neuropsychological testing battery of attention and memory for use with traditionally difficult to test populations e.g. non/preverbal children and demented adults. Devise and implement research protocol for experimental sessions. Collaborate with faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School - Shriver Center on instructional procedures and test design. Continue responsibility for Research Associate I, III, and III tasks noted below. Supervise Research Associates.
2009 - 2010 Graduate Research Assistant (volunteer), Vision and Cognition Laboratory, Boston University, Boston, MA
· Administered custom battery of neuropsychological assessments to clinical and control subjects for research investigating visuospatial and cognitive functioning in Parkinson's disease. Coded, scored and entered data into database.
2006- 2009 Research Associate I, II, III, Praxis, Inc., Waltham, MA
· Manage multiple research projects and their development into computer-based training programs for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Develop all programming specifications. Recruit appropriate participants, conduct experimental sessions and analyze data. Program stimuli for use in-session. Calibrate and maintain all experimental equipment.
2006 Research Assistant - Psychological Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School - Shriver Center, Waltham, MA
· Provided support for multiple research projects investigating stimulus control, discrimination learning, attention, symbolic relations, eye tracking and computer-based instruction. Conducted experimental sessions with ASD diagnosed children and coded, analyzed and archived data as required.
2004-2005 Intern - Vermont Intensive Treatment Program for Aggressive Adolescents, Woodside Juvenile Detention Center, Colchester, VT
· Aided in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of 13 adolescents with numerous psychological diagnoses residing in a locked facility operated by Vermont Department of Children and Families. Participated in all treatment and leisure activities of the program.
Boston University (Graduate)
Development Behavioral Genetics
Directed Study (Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory)
Proseminar: Trends in Clinical Psychology
Neural Models of Memory Function
Saint Michael’s College
Drugs and Behavior
History of Psychology
Case Study: Methods of Clinical Psychology
Philosophy of Mind
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Independent Study: Introduction to Neural Networks