Research in Autism and the Brain Lab (RAB Lab)

The Research on Autism and the Brain Lab is located at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children’s Autism Center. The RABLab has been actively involved in autism research for many years focusing on etiology, genetics, neuroscience and behavior. Our objective is to conduct state of the art science in the service of families affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders. We aim for our scientific findings to improve the quality of lives for individuals and families with autism worldwide.


Our Approach

In the lab and in collaboration with other scientific leaders in the field we employ a range of methods in our scientific approach including:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation
  • Comprehensive behavioral assessment
  • Comprehensive neuropsychological examination
  • Medical history and examination
  • Dysmorphology
  • Neuroimaging (EEG, ERP, fMRI, MRS)
  • Genetic sequencing, including microarray, targeted, whole exome, and whole genome sequencing

Sara Webb, PhD
Professor
sjwebb@uw.edu

Rachel Earl, PhD
Assistant Professor
rearl@uw.edu

Soo-Jeong Kim, MD
Psychiatrist, Seattle Children’s Autism Center
Soo-jeong.kim@seattlechildrens.org