People who primarily work with neuroimaging techniques or in the imaging core.

Stefania Pezzoli, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stefania Pezzoli completed her PhD degree in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Her research aimed to investigate the neural and cognitive correlates of visual hallucinations in Lewy body disease and Alzheimer’s disease by integrating multimodal neuroimaging and neuropsychological measures.

Rowan Heffelfinger

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Rowan graduated from Middlebury College in May 2024 with a major in Sociology and a minor in Global Health. She joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) in June 2024 as a clinical research coordinator in the Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab led by Dr. Suzee Lee, where she coordinates a study investigating the neurodevelopment of children from families with a history of frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

Zoe Lin

Zoe Lin, BA

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Zoe was born and raised in Northern California. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in December of 2023 with a degree in Biology with a Neuroscience focus. Previously, Zoe worked as an undergraduate research associate in the Campbell Lab at WashU School of Medicine, investigating brain volume differences and volumetric progression patterns in Parkinson’s disease clinical subtypes through MRI imaging.

Ganna Blazhenets, PhD

Ganna Blazhenets, PhD

Assistant Researcher

Youjin Jung, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Youjin joined the Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab, led by Dr. Suzee Lee, in February 2024 as a Postdoctoral Scholar to investigate potential multimodal neuroimaging biomarkers for early detection and monitoring of frontotemporal dementia. Youjin received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Home Economics Education and a master’s degree in brain and cognitive engineering from Korea University in South Korea.

Molly Olzinski

SRA Imaging Coordinator

Molly Olzinski is Staff Research Associate Imaging Coordinator with the Imaging Core. She works primarily with the Boxer Lab and BRANCH.

Brandon Palacios

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Brandon received a BA degree in neuroscience from Harvard in 2021. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator for the Memory and Aging Center. Under Dr. Adam Staffaroni, he will be focused on implementing smartphone-based cognitive assessments for frontotemporal dementia. Furthermore, under Dr. Boxer and Dr.

Piyush Maiti, MS

Neuroimaging Data Analyst

Piyush is a Neuroimaging Data analyst in the RabLab, with experience in medical imaging. He obtained his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India.

Shubir Dutt

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology

Shubir Dutt, PhD, is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. He completed his PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (Major areas of study: Neuropsychology & Clinical Geropsychology) at the University of Southern California in 2023.

Daniel Schonhaut

Imaging Research Specialist