Imaging

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

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.

Ranjani Shankar

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Ranjani graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science specializing in Clinical Aspects of Cognition. She is extremely interested in and passionate about neurodegenerative disease research, especially Alzheimer’s disease. She now works at the Memory and Aging Center in Dr. Rabinovici’s In Vivo Molecular Neuroimaging Lab.

Eduardo Caverzasi, MD, PhD

Associate Specialist

Dr. Caverzasi is a radiologist working as an associate specialist in the Memory and Aging Center. His research specializes in primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and dyslexia.

Morgan Blackburn

Clinical Research Coordinator

Morgan is a clinical research coordinator in the Rosen Lab.

Liwen Zhang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Liwen Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow in the Lee Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab. She received her PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Groningen in 2016. After that, she worked as a research fellow at the National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School jointly, where she worked on Alzheimer’s disease using neuroimaging methods.

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