People

Lisa Morse

Clinical Nurse

Lisa Morse is a Clinical Nurse at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center clinic and is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse by the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses.

Sandeepa Mullady, MD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Sandeepa attended undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, obtaining a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and a minor in English Literature. She went to UCSF for medical school and remained there for neurology residency. She is passionate about work surrounding health care disparities, and her primary research focus is on neurocognitive profiling of older homeless populations in the Bay Area. She is currently a fellow at the Memory and Aging Center and also spends her time working with Dr. Engstrom at the general neurology/neuromuscular clinics.

Nidhi Mundada

Clinical Research Coordinator

As a Research Assistant, Nidhi assists with processing and analysis of amyloid and tau PET scans and supports ongoing studies at the MAC that require PET processing. 

Alissa Nana Li, PhD

Associate Lab Specialist

Alissa joined the Seeley Selective Vulnerability Research Laboratory in 2011 as a postdoctoral fellow. Her background is in neurodegeneration research. Alissa completed a BSc degree with honors in biomedical science in 2004 and a PhD degree in anatomy in 2009 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she investigated the variable pattern of cortical neuronal loss in Huntington’s disease.

Ayesha Nanda

Autopsy Coordinator

Ayesha graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bsc degree in Psychological Sciences where she primarily involved herself in researching family relationships and COVID-19 tracing and public health interventions. While on campus, she was also involved in outreach through founding and leading her club, Women in Psychology.

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

Sang Ngo

Research Coordinator

Research was an integral part of Sang's undergraduate experience at Stanford University, where he spent four years studying dynamic stem cell behaviors and tumor development. Working at the bench ignited his curiosity to explore and solve difficult questions about the natural world.

Fatemeh Noohibezanjani, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Fatemeh Noohi joined the Clinical Affective Neuroscience (CAN) Laboratory as a postdoctoral scholar in September 2018. She completed her PhD degree in a dual degree program of Psychology & Kinesiology in the University of Michigan. Her graduate work was focused on using neuroimaging (fMRI) and non-invasive brain stimulation (GVS) techniques to assess the neural correlates of vestibular processing and multisensory integration in healthy older adults.

Kristina Noyes

Research Lab Supervisor

Kris is a research lab supervisor at the Memory and Aging Center with 11 years of progressive experience in clinical research. She is currently focused on laboratory operations. Her education is in laboratory sciences and allied health.

Eleanor O'brien

Education Coordinator

Eleanor O'Brien coordinates the educational programs at the Memory and Aging Center.

Alexis Oddi

Asst. Clinical Research Coord.

Alexis is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Data Science and a concentration in Urban Science. As an Undergraduate Research Assistant, Alexis studied the impact of the technology industry on housing in the Bay Area. Her specialities include data mapping and data visualization, and she is deeply interested in the intersections of neurology, data science, and social justice.

Joseph Oh

Staff Research Associate

Joseph graduated from UC Berkeley in 2017 with honors in molecular and cell biology (neurobiology). He began his research career in UCSF's Weill Institute for Neurosciences in Summer 2014 as a research assistant for Dr. William Seeley's Selective Vulnerability Research Lab. In Seeley’s lab, Joseph assisted with human brain banking and neuropathology studies of frontotemporal dementia.

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