Language

People primarily focused on studying speech and language.

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 works on 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.

Morgan Ebbert

Clinical Research Coordinator

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

Rian Bogley

Database Architect

Rian graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2018 with a BS degree in Biology. He is now a research coordinator in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab and UCSF Dyslexia Center. At the Dyslexia Center, he works primarily on neuroimaging data as well as the adult dyslexia arm of the Dyslexia Phenotyping Project. At the ALBA Lab, he works closely with Dr. Zac Miller.

Melissa Brown

ANL 2

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.

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.

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