Clinical Trials

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

Lisa Romero

Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Lisa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in neuroscience. As an undergraduate, she participated in neurodegenerative disease research with Penn’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Columbia University’s Taub Institute. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Lisa is proud to serve the UCSF community as a clinical research coordinator on the Boxer Clinical Trials team.

Austin Marrazza

Research Study Coordinator

Austin is a clinical research coordinator in the Boxer Lab. He is looking forward to applying to PhD programs in cognitive neuroscience. He previously worked in the Hallquist Lab and Perez-Edgar Lab at Pennsylvania State University as an undergraduate research assistant, as well as summer internships at Celgene.

Jack Taylor

Research Study 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).

Samantha Cheung

Administrative Officer

Samantha Cheung is an administrative officer for the clinical trials group.

Stephanie Vento

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Stephanie is an assistant clinical research coordinator for the 4RTNI-2 study and the Boxer Lab. She has a BS degree in psychology from Northeastern University and has previously worked as a research assistant in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD and with Dr. David Barlow at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Elisabeth Thijssen, MS, BS

Visitor (Graduate)

Lies works with the clinical trials team led by Dr. Adam Boxer. She develops assays and sample analyses of fluid-based biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases with the aim to evaluate therapeutic response in clinical trials.

Sarah Herrman

Clinical Research Coordinator

Sarah is an assistant clinical research coordinator for the MAC Clinical Trials Program and Boxer lab.

Maryellen Barillas

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Maryellen is an assistant clinical research coordinator for the MAC Clinical Trials program and Boxer lab.

Hannah Wiest

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Hannah Wiest is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the MAC Clinical Trials program and Boxer lab.

Kathy Wang

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Kathy Wang is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the MAC Clinical Trials program and Boxer lab.

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