Language

People primarily focused on studying speech and language.

Morgan Ebbert

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Morgan is an assistant clinical research coordinator at the UCSF Dyslexia Center.

Rian Bogley

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Rian is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab.

Melissa Brown

Technical Assistance Coord

Melissa is a clinical research analyst in the ALBA Lab and Dyslexia Center.

Maxime Montembeault, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Montembeault is a postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini. He completed a BS degree with honors in psychology and a PhD degree in clinical neuropsychology from University of Montreal. He aims at using multimodal neuroimaging and innovative assessment tools to better understand semantic and social cognition impairments in patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Carly Miller

Research Speech-Language Pathologist

Carly is a speech language pathologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini. Prior to joining the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2019, she worked at the Centre for Neuro Skills, a post-acute rehabilitation center for patients with traumatic and acquired brain injuries.

Eleanor Palser, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Palser joined the Clinical Affective Neuroscience (CAN) Lab in December 2018. Eleanor works with the UCSF Dyslexia Center, studying social and emotional processing in neurodevelopmental conditions, such as dyslexia and autism. To do this, she combines self-report, physiological and neuroimaging methods. Previously, she received a PhD degree in cognitive neuroscience from University College London.

Nicole Yabut

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nicole graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with an AB degree in psychology. Before joining the Alba Lab in 2018, Nicole worked with Dr. Jeffrey Sall in the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and Dr. Simona Ghetti in the UC Davis Memory and Development Lab to investigate the relationship between anesthesia exposure and recognition memory in children. She is interested in studying the conditions that modulate the limitations of cognitive and perceptual processes.

Swati Sudarsan

Clinical Research Coordinator

Swati Sudarsan is a clinical research coordinator in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab. Swati graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2015 with a BA degree in global health and Spanish. She completed her Masters of Science in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in May 2017. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked in the Kovelman Lab, studying hemodynamic activation during language production in the bilingual brain.

Liz Weis

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Liz graduated in December 2016 from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA degree in psychology and neuroscience. She has a background in collecting and analyzing electroencephalogram data and working in a clinical setting with all age groups. Liz joined the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab in May 2018 and is working as a research coordinator for Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini.

Michael Lauricella

Research Coordinator

Michael graduated from Harvard College in May 2017 with a BA degree, having majored in human developmental and regenerative biology and minored in English. During college, he worked at the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) in the Eggan Lab under the supervision of Aaron Burberry. Using cell-based models, Michael’s research in college focused on finding the causal relationship between a mutation in the C9ORF72 gene, neuroinflammation and ALS-FTLD.

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