Ataxia

People who primarily work on spinocerebellar ataxia.

Daven Crossland

Clinical Research Coordinator

Daven Crossland is a clinical research coordinator with the Geschwind Lab at the Memory and Aging Center. He currently oversees studies involving spinocerebellar ataxia and provides assistance with studies involving Huntington’s disease and multiple systems atrophy. When not working on research, Daven enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running or playing soccer. Daven also enjoys playing a variety of musical instruments.

Joey Tallakson

Clinical Research Coordinator

Working alongside Julia Glueck under Dr. Michael D. Geschwind, MD, PhD, Joey is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator involved in studies focused on Huntington’s disease (HD), spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), and multiple systems atrophy (MSA) patients.

Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD

Professor

Dr. Geschwind received his MD and PhD degrees in neuroscience through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, his neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and his fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC). He is a Professor of Neurology at the MAC.