Alice La

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alice graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology with emphasis in neurobiology. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research technician in the Barton Lab, managing their mouse colony to study innate immunity and pathogen recognition. She also volunteered as a research assistant in the Lammel Lab, investigating midbrain dopaminergic networks of reward and addiction by performing in vivo mouse surgery and optogenetics behavioral assays. On the side, she volunteered at the University Health Services Pharmacy, studied ancient history as a minor, and attended an archaeological field school program excavating Mycenaean chamber tombs.

Alice joined the Memory and Aging Center in December 2015 as a research coordinator for Dr. Elissaios Karageorgiou on MEG neuroimaging to visualize sleep patterns in dementia patients and at-risk healthy controls. She also coordinates a phase II clinical trial run by Dr. Keith Vossel on investigating the potential role of anti-epileptic medication in neurodegenerative diseases.

In her spare time, you might find Alice watching historical fiction dramas, spending time with her cat, and practicing archery. She also enjoys horseback riding whenever she gets the chance and dreams of adopting her own horse in the future.