Imaging

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

Ashley DuBord

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Ashley is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator in the Rab Lab led by Dr. Gil Rabinovici.

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.

Karen Smith

Clinical Research Supervisor

Ms. Smith is the clinical research supervisor working directly with the Rabinovici Lab and the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She works closely with both faculty and staff in monitoring operational issues, regulatory compliance and project development. Ms. Smith brings many years of experience in clinical and non-clinical trials across a variety of funding mechanisms and disciplines. Prior to coming to the Memory and Aging Center in April 2019, Ms.

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.

Alexandra Apple, PhD, MS

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alexandra Apple is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Kramer. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, studying the structural and functional markers of cancer-related cognitive impairment. Dr. Apple completed her internship at UCSF’s Clinical Psychology Training Program (CPTP) and is starting her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Memory and Aging Center in 2019.

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