Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Sara J. Webb

Dr. Webb

Phone: 206-884-1160
Dept.: Professor, Department of Pyschiatry and Behavioral Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience
Neuroscience Focus Groups: Behavioral Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, and Neural Circuits
Webb Lab

My research focuses on the use of electroencephalography (EEG), event-related potentials (ERPs), eye tracking, cardiophysiology, neuroimaging, and behavioral measures to study how infants, children, and adults learn about their environment, and how that learning is impacted by developmental disruptions. My projects represent an effort to understand the neural circuits that contributing to and underlie atypical development.

My current work covers several areas including:

(1) Biomarker development for clinical trials in ASD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

(2) Developing standards for EEG acquisition and analytics in children with ASD and NDDs.

(3) Investigations of attention, perceptual, cognitive, and social functioning in individuals with developmental disabilities including autism with and without known genetic etiology.

(4) Development of early risk markers and protective factors for autism and social communication disorders in infants with familial or medical risk.

(5) Better understanding of sex differences in ASD.

Currently, I direct and contribute to several projects at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and the University of Washington that are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.