Principal Investigator

Eva-Maria Ratai, PH.D.


  • Assistant Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
  • MR Spectroscopist, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Current Members

Daniel Kim, Ed.M.

Clinical Research Coordinator


Michael Wenke


Past Members

Termara Parker, B.S.

Research Assistant

Termara Parker graduated summa cum laude from Howard University in 2017 and studied biology before starting as a research assistant in the Ratai Lab. In the Ratai lab, she was involved in a project that tested whether the balance of inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters is altered across the autistic brain using whole-brain GABA imaging. She also was involved in a project studying temporal and compartmental changes associated with HIV-neurocognitive disorder. Currently, Termara is a Ph.D. student in Yale University’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. She is interested in understanding the morphological and functional differences between the autistic and typically brain, and to what extent can current and future neuroimaging methods provide insight into the structure-function relationship. Her long-term goal is to one day translate autism research into health policies that can majorly impact that world.