People

Lisa Kritikos, RN

Nurse Practitioner

Lisa is a nurse practitioner in the Memory and Aging Center

Stephanie Kwan

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Stephanie was born and raised in Hong Kong. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Science and Linguistics. At the Memory and Aging Center, she coordinates visits for Chinese-speaking participants. She aims to pursue a graduate degree in speech language pathology in the near future. 

Renaud La Joie, PhD

Assistant Professor

Renaud La Joie originally studied medicine in his native Normandy before graduating with a master’s degree in neuroscience from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. He then pursued a PhD degree in neuropsychology with Gael Chételat and Béatrice Desgranges, where he studied Alzheimer's disease using multimodal PET and MRI imaging. Dr. La Joie then spent a year with Dr. William Jagust at the University of California, Berkeley before joining Dr. Gil Rabinovici’s lab at the Memory and Aging Center in March 2016.

Tia Lamore

Staff Research Associate

Tia graduated from UC Berkeley in 2020 after completing a dual degree in Integrative Biology and Molecular Environmental Biology. She started her research journey in 2018 as a research assistant at the Grinberg Lab practicing various wet lab techniques and focusing on the locus coeruleus' role as a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease.

Zach Lamson

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Serggio Lanata, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Serggio Lanata was raised in Peru, where he began his undergraduate studies in general science. He later earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida. He obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida and then completed his medicine internship and neurology residency at Brown University. He joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2013 as a Clinical Instructor and Behavioral Neurology Fellow.

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.

Argentina Lario Lago, PhD

Specialist

Argentina Lario Lago is the Biospecimen & Genetics Programs Manager at the Memory and Aging Center. 

Eva Larsen

Histology Lab Assistant

Eva is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley (class of 2020), where she is currently majoring in molecular and cellular biology with a concentration in neuroscience. In high school, Eva worked as a lab assistant at the Bankiewicz Lab for Translational Neuroscience Research. Eva joined the Grinberg Lab in Summer 2017 as a work-study student and is going to be working as a lab assistant. She intends to pursue a career in the medical field.

Camellia Latta

Program Director for Alumni Relations & Special Initiatives, Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health

Camellia Latta is the Program Director for Alumni Relations & Special Initiatives at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) UCSF site. She leads alumni relations work at GBHI to advance a global network of brain health leaders as Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health. She also manages the partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and UCSF (GBHI and UCSF Memory and Aging Center), and she is a flutist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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