Clinical Trials

People who work primarily in testing drug-based interventions through clinical trials.

Amber Smith, BS

Research Project Manager

Amber is a Research Project Manager in the Boxer Lab.

Xueyi Yang

Research Study Coordinator

Tara Ellingson

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Claudio Gamboa

Clinical Research Coordinator

Claudio graduated from California State University East Bay with a BS degree in Health Science: Pre-Clinical Medicine. Coming from an immigrant family, Claudio strives to create a sphere of inclusion for underserved communities in clinical research.

Aedan Enriquez

Aedan Enriquez

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Cherrie Demayo, MSN, RN

Clinical Trials Research Nurse

Karin Snowberg

Research Project Manager

Karin (“Kari”) joined the Boxer Lab’s Clinical Trials team as a Project Manager in 2023. A San Francisco native (born at UCSF!), she has managed intervention research for over 15 years, the last ten aiming to reduce stress in family caregivers of people with dementia.

Eden Barragan, PhD

Research Specialist

Eden received a BS degree in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and a PhD in Neuroscience from UC Davis. Her doctoral work broadly focused on learning, memory, and synaptic plasticity. Now, as a member of the Boxer Lab, she is interested in facilitating more equitable and inclusive research of neurodegenerative disorders.

Rebecca Snell

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Rebecca Snell graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior with an emphasis in Neurobiology and a minor in Psychology. She works as part of the Clinical Trials Team with Dr. Adam Boxer.

Jack Taylor, BS

Clincial Research Coordinator

Jack Taylor is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator in the Boxer Lab of the Memory and Aging Center, focused on piloting and implementing smartphone-based cognitive assessments into ALLFTD (the ARTFL-LEFFTDS Longitudinal Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration multisite research consortium).