Pathology

People who work primarily with cell and tissue samples or facilitate brain donation and autopsy.

Antonia Sarria Rivera

Autopsy Coordinator

Antonia graduated from UC Davis with a BS degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. She was a member of Alzheimer’s Buddies, Pre-Dental Society, Outdoor Crew, and a few others during her time there. 

Afterward, she moved to San Francisco to complete a year-long post-baccalaureate program at SF State. She then completed the UCSF Learners for Equity (CIRCLE) Training Program which led to her current position as an Autopsy Coordinator and Dr. Bill Seeley's administrative assistant.

Lin Chung

Associate Specialist

Kim joined the Seeley Lab in May 2022 as an Associate Specialist. She received her BS degree in biochemistry from Harvey Mudd College, master’s degree in forensic medical science from Barts and the London University, and MBBS degree from King’s College London. She is involved in studying selective vulnerability in frontotemporal dementia. Her interest is in neuropathology.

Sarah Kaufman, MD, PhD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Sarah Kaufman received her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, with a focus in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her MD/PhD degrees through Washington University in St. Louis MSTP. Her graduate research focused on tau aggregation and tau strain biology in the laboratory of Marc Diamond. After completing her dual degree she began Neurology residency at the University of California, San Francisco.

Mahsa Shanaki Bavarsad

Postdoctoral Fellow

Olga Perloff

Research Associate

Sula joined the Seeley Lab at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in May 2020 as a research associate and assists with immunohistochemistry and the Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank (NDBB) for various projects. She completed a postbaccalaureate program in Neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020, following a career in International Affairs in Washington, DC.

Abhijit Satpati

Postdoctoral Fellow

Abhijit is a postdoctoral fellow in the Grinberg Lab.

Ellisa Lang

Staff Research Associate

Ellisa joined the Seeley Lab in October 2021 as a research associate and assists with the brain bank, immunohistochemistry, and other technical work for various projects. She received her BA degree in Psychology with minors in Chemistry and East Asian studies from Oberlin College in May 2021. Prior to joining the Seeley team, she worked at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute as a research intern, focusing on neurodevelopmental disorders.

Ian Oh

Staff Research Associate

Ian joined the Grinberg Lab in the fall of 2018 as an undergraduate research assistant due to his interest in neurodegeneration, following years of research experience in behavioral and molecular neuroscience. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2021 with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and Data Science, he continued his work at the lab as a full-time staff research associate.

Rakin Nasar

Staff Research Associate

Rakin is a Staff Research Associate in the Grinberg Lab. He received a BS degree in Biology at Wake Forest University and MS degree in Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University. His research area is neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

Jonathan Chen

Staff Research Associate

Jonathan graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018. He was first exposed to research was through UCSF's Diversity Scholar Program in the summer of 2015. Through this program, he received training in neuroscience lab techniques, computational science, and entrepreneurship. He joined the Grinberg Lab in fall 2015 as an undergraduate student. His goal is to pursue a medical career as a clinician in neurology.

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