Imaging

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

Jolina Lombardi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jolina received her master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. For her PhD degree in clinical neuropsychology, she joined the German FTLD consortium at the Department of Neurology in Ulm, Germany to examine cognitive features and neuroimaging biomarkers in frontotemporal dementia with a focus on primary progressive aphasia. She joined the Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab in 2021 to get a deeper understanding of the brain’s connectivity and its systematic degeneration in frontotemporal dementia.

Leslie Gaynor

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology

Leslie Gaynor, PhD, is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in Neurobiological Sciences and English. She then completed her PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) at the University of Florida in 2021, which included a predoctoral clinical internship at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System in adult/geriatric neuropsychology.

Kristen Fernhoff

Research Associate

Kristen joined the Selective Vulnerability Research Laboratory led by Dr. William Seeley in January 2022 as a research associate. She assists with neuroimaging data management and analysis. She received her BA degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis where she volunteered in the Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Lab.

Mike Hess

Neuroimaging Data Analyst

Michael completed his BSc degree in psychology at Pennsylvania State University where he began his research career studying the visual attentional system as well as the behavioral correlates of borderline personality disorder. He then received an MSc degree in cognitive neuroscience research from Radboud University in The Netherlands where he developed a statistical approach to examining the differential effects of leisure activities on the brain.

Alinda Amuiri

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Ashley DuBord

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Ashley was born in San Francisco and raised in both New York City and Marin County. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology with a cellular developmental biology emphasis and a minor in dance.

Ashley now assists with PET/MRI processing and analysis to support the Rabinovici Lab’s efforts to image tau, amyloid and metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Marianne Chapleau

Postdoctoral Fellow & Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Chapleau is a clinical neuropsychologist and postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Rab Lab led by Dr. Gil Rabinovici. She completed a BSc degree in psychology and a PhD degree in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Montreal. She received dual training in clinical neuropsychology and neuroimaging research. Her research interests include age-related neurodegenerative diseases, neuropathology, multimodal neuroimaging (PET, MRI) and healthy aging.

Miranda Chen

Clinical Research Coordinator

Miranda was born and raised in Palo Alto, California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2020 with a bachelor of arts degree in molecular and cell biology. At the Memory and Aging Center, she is working as a clinical research coordinator in the Rabinovici Lab to help coordinate studies examining the utility of innovative neuroimaging techniques and other biomarkers for the improved diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Nidhi Mundada

Clinical Research Coordinator

As a Research Assistant, Nidhi assists with processing and analysis of amyloid and tau PET scans and supports ongoing studies at the MAC that require PET processing. 

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