Our Team

Professor Elizabeth Torres

Principal Investigator & Scientific Director

Walter Chavez

Children's Specialized Hospital, OT Liaison

Navi Kaur

Assistant to the Director

Joe Vero

IT Engineer

Richa Rai

Research Associate

Hannah Varkey

Producer of Autism Thinks

Anna Vaskevich


Postdoctoral Researcher

Hridesh Mishra


Postdoctoral Researcher

Peter Tsetsekos

Marketing Specialist & Multimedia Producer

Younger siblings of children with ASD are known to be at higher risk for developing language delays. The Infancy Studies Lab at Rutgers University-Newark has created an engaging interactive acoustic experience with the aim of helping baby siblings of children with ASD develop better pre-language skills known to be important for optimal and efficient language acquisition. Watch this short video to learn more about how to participate in this exciting, innovative research study.