The Brain Light Lab is located on the Washington University Medical campus in the Couch Biomedical Research Building (4515 McKinley Ave.) and the East Building (4525 Scott Ave.)

Couch Biomedical Reseach Building:

East Building:


Participants and family members will park in the Clayton-Taylor garage. We will provide you with a voucher, so parking will be free. 

Driving Directions to the Brain Light Lab:

A researcher will greet you outside of the building. You will be instructed prior to arrival which building your scan will be held in. If your child is under the age of 6, you will likely be in the Couch Building. If your child is over the age of 8 you will likely be participating in the East Building.

When you arrive you can call either 314-747-7389 (Couch imaging suite), 314-362-9688 (East imaging suite), or 314-747-5688 (research assistant office) and a researcher will come meet you.

  • Using GPS: Enter “Clayton-Taylor Garage” OR “4451 Clayton Ave.” This address is for the parking garage in which we ask families to park.
  • You will likely need to drive to the top floor of the parking garage to get a parking spot for an appointment after 9:00 AM.
  • If you are coming to the Couch building, you will exit the garage on the Taylor side. You will then need to take a crosswalk across Taylor as you head toward the grass field. The entrance to the building faces the grass field.
  • If you are coming to the East building, you will exit the parking garage on the Taylor side. You will walk take the crosswalk toward the grass field. The East Building faces the all glass building (the Couch building).