Neurology

Victoria Butler, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Victoria Butler is a postdoctoral fellow in the Kao Lab.

Jesse Brown, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Jesse Brown is a postdoctoral fellow in the Seeley Selective Vulnerability Research Lab.

Valentina Borghesani, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Valentina Borghesani is a postdoctoral fellow in the ALBA Language Lab.

Carolina Alquezar Burillo, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Carolina Alquezar Burillo is a postdoctoral fellow in the Kao Lab.

Sladjana Lukic, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Sladjana Lukic, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab.

Georges Naasan, MD

Neurologist
Neurology

Dr. Georges Naasan received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed an internship in medicine and a residency in neurology at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland. He joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2011 where he is a Clinical Instructor and a Behavioral Neurology Fellow.

Katherine Rankin, PhD

Professor & Neuropsychologist
Neurology

Dr. Kate Rankin is a professor in the UCSF Department of Neurology who specializes in the neuropsychological, neuroanatomic, and genetic underpinnings of human socioemotional behavior in healthy aging and neurodegenerative disease. She studied psychology at Yale for her undergraduate work and received graduate degrees from Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, including her PhD degree in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in theology. 

Christine Walsh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology

Christine M. Walsh, PhD, received her BA degree in physiology from Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin in Ireland. Dr. Walsh did her doctoral work at the University of Michigan studying the effects of REM sleep modulation on learning and memory. She also studied the neural correlates of cognitive aging. In 2011 Dr. Walsh joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center where she has been studying sleep in both healthy older adults and in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Walsh is particularly interested in the contribution of sleep disturbance to cognitive decline.

Jennifer Yokoyama, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology

Jennifer Yokoyama obtained her doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics from UCSF in December 2010 with Dr. Steven Hamilton (Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Human Genetics). Her dissertation comprised work within the Canine Behavioral Genetics Project, utilizing purebred dogs as genetic models for studying neuropsychiatric disease. Utilizing community-based canine DNA samples, Dr.

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