Neurology

Malu Mandelli, PhD

Assistant Professional Researcher
Neurology

Maria Luisa Mandelli leads the neuroimaging research within the language team of the Memory and Aging Center. Her research focuses on neuroanatomical changes caused by language and other neurodegenerative disorders. She has been working on brain magnetic resonance imaging for the past ten years, with the goal of better understanding of how the brain develops, changes over time, and how it makes us who we are.

Li-Chun Lin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Renaud La Joie, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Raquel Gardner, MD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Neurology

As a board-certified neurologist, Dr. Gardner evaluates and treats patients with various neurological disorders and provides them with follow-up care. As a fellowship-trained behavioral neurologist, Dr. Gardner has specific expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

Maryana Alegro Ribeiro, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Alegro joined the Grinberg lab in 2015, where she uses her knowledge in image and signal processing for building computational tools to help improve the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. She also works in building and testing prototype imaging equipment for the lab. Her major experience is in MRI and histological image processing and, more recently, polarized light imaging. Dr.

Kesshi Jordan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Jordan is a postdoctoral fellow in the Alba Language Lab led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini.

Panos Theofilas, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Neurology

Dr. Theofilas is Assistant Professor at the Memory and Aging Center, UCSF. He obtained his bachelor and masters’ degrees in Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and his doctorate at the University of Bonn, Germany, studying apoptosis signaling pathways, mitochondria dysfunction and excitotoxicity in animal models of epilepsy.

Richard Tsai, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neurology

Dr. Richard Tsai received his undergraduate degree in molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley and a joint MD/MBA degree at Drexel University. He completed a neurology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, serving as chief resident in his last year. He then completed a fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Dr. Tsai is part of the Clinical Trials team and is active in leading and managing many neurodegenerative clinical trials.

Yingjia Chen, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Yingjia Chen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Possin Lab.

Jungho Cha, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Jungho Cha is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rabinovici lab.

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