Language

People primarily focused on studying speech and language.

Sarah Inkelis

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sarah Inkelis is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Dyslexia Center. She earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program and completed her internship in pediatric neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute. Her PhD research examined neurobehavioral outcomes of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, with a particular emphasis on the relationships between sleep and neurodevelopment. Under the mentorship of Dr.

Mieke Voges

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Stephany Garcia

Assistant Research Coordinator

Stephany graduated from UC Riverside in 2017 with a BA degree in Psychology. At UC Riverside, Stephany was a research assistant, where she helped conduct research studies in the Childhood Cognition Lab within the Psychology Department. After graduating, she held various positions focusing on research, education and serving under-resourced communities.  

Now, Stephany is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator in the UCSF ALBA Language and Neurobiology Lab run by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini.

Abby Fortier

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Abigail Fortier graduated from Yale University with bachelor’s degrees in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Psychology. Abby currently works with Dr. Christa Watson in the UCSF Dyslexia Center.

Buddhika Ratnasiri

Clinical Research Coordinator

Buddhika began working at the Memory and Aging Center as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator with the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab, shortly after graduating with a degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2020. He helps coordinate the Project Programs Grant, a longitudinal study collecting behavioral and brain imaging measures on patients with primary progressive aphasia (PPA).

Emma Wellman

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Originally from Los Angeles, Emma attended college at the University of Michigan, where she graduated with degrees in Psychology and Gender and Health. At the University of Michigan, Emma was a research assistant at the Institute for Social Research and Michigan Psychoneuroendocrinology Affective Laboratory, studying high-intensity drinking behavior and mood disorders in teens and young adults. She also served as a leader of Ann Arbor’s Take Back the Night chapter, working to empower survivors of sexual violence in the community.

Diego Lorca Puls

Postdoctoral Fellow

Diego is a postodoctoral fellow in the ALBA Lab.

Ting Qi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ting is a postodoctoral fellow in the ALBA Lab.

Eric Falke

Pilot Product Development Manager

A physician neuroscientist, Dr. Falke leads an applied neuroscience initiative to improve academic outcomes, such as reading and math, in school-age children. A major focus is generating scalable multi-dimensional learning profiles to guide targeted instruction. As he has for nearly a decade, Dr. Falke continues to serve as the Director of Targeted Interventions and Research at Carroll School, a school for children who struggle to learn reading in typical education environments.

Anna Challet

Staff Research Associate

Anna is a speech-language pathologist completing her clinical fellowship at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and the UCSF Dyslexia Center. Anna has a BA degree in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University and an MS degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is a former journalist. 

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