People

Ethan Geier, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ethan is a postdoctoral scholar at the Memory and Aging Center interested in understanding how genetic variation contributes to the development of neurodegenerative disease. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology and earned a PhD degree in 2013 from the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Dr. Kathleen M. Giacomini.

Rose George

Director, Technical Operations

Rose George is a product manager and oversees the building of solutions and systems to support the Memory and Aging Center’s goal of providing model care for patients and their families, finding innovative ways to understand and hopefully cure these neurodegenerative diseases, and reaching out to the wider community to raise awareness about these diseases of aging.

Before joining the MAC, George worked in Silicon Valley, successfully launching and growing hardware and software products. She also brings extensive expertise in program and integration management.

Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD

Professor

Dr. Geschwind received his MD and PhD degrees in neuroscience through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, his neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and his fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC). He is a Professor of Neurology at the MAC.

Jacqueline Geyfen

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jackie is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the UCSF Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab.

Julia Glueck

Clinical Research Coordinator

Julia Glueck is a clinical research coordinator working on the Huntington’s disease (HD) and spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) programs led by Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD.

Matthew Goh

Research Data Analyst

Matthew builds prognostic models using magnetic resonance imaging data to show brain atrophy patterns in patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). He develops, maintains and improves end-to-end neuroimage processing pipelines to transform raw MRI scans into actionable feature vectors for machine learning models.

Lauren Goldberger

Clinical Research Coordinator

Lauren joined the Kramer lab at the MAC as a research coordinator in 2019. She coordinates a study on the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and the aging brain in healthy older adults. Lauren received her BS degree in biological sciences from UCSB and worked at a biopharmaceutical company in protein engineering before joining Dr. Kramer's team.

Aili Golubjatnikov, MS, BS

Research Coordinator

Aili joined the MAC in January of 2017 as a research coordinator in Dr. Michael Geschwind’s lab where she coordinated his studies on Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease and other rapidly progressive dementias. As of January 2019, she works in Dr. Joel Kramer’s lab, where she coordinates the Lifestyle Medicine for Alzheimer’s Disease study.

Abraham Gomez

Practice Coordinator

Apraham is a practice coordinator for the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic.

Eva Gontrum

Clinical Research Coordinator

Eva graduated from Pomona College with a BA degree in Neuroscience in May 2020 and joined the MAC in July 2020 as a research coordinator on Dr. Joel Kramer’s team. She coordinates a study examining cardiovascular risk factors in healthy older adults and the impact of these risk factors on the aging brain.

Collette Goode

Clinical Research Coordinator

Originally from San Rafael, CA, Collette pursued a BS degree in biology at the Robert Clark Honors College, University of Oregon. As an undergraduate, she worked with Dr. Philip Washbourne investigating the mechanisms underlying synapse formation in the zebrafish animal model. She completed her undergraduate thesis in the Washbourne Lab, analyzing how the gut microbiota control synaptic protein distribution in the developing zebrafish brain and the correlation between disrupted synapse formation and behavioral deficits in zebrafish.

Marilu Gorno Tempini, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini is a behavioral neurologist and holds the Charles Schwab Endowed Professorship in Dyslexia and Neurodevelopment. She currently directs the Language Neurobiology Laboratory at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and co-directs the UCSF Dyslexia Center. She obtained her medical degree and clinical neurology specialty training in Italy and has a doctorate in the neuroimaging of language from University College London.

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