People

Deion Cuevas

Staff Research Associate

Deion joined the Seeley Selective Vulnerability Research Lab in 2019 as a research associate and assists with immunohistochemistry, cryosectioning and the brain bank for various projects. He received his BS degree in biology and BA degree in anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. During his time there, he was a lab assistant in the Lab for Human Comparative Neuroanatomy where he studied neurodevelopmental disorders. He focused on the GABAergic system within the striatum in postmortem human individuals with Williams Syndrome.

Jessica de Leon, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jessica de Leon received her undergraduate degrees in neuroscience and Spanish at the Johns Hopkins University and an MD with thesis degree at UCSF. She then completed a medicine internship and neurology residency at UCSF, where she served as chief resident.

Aura De Mare

GBHI Program Coordinator

Aura coordinates the Pilot Awards program within the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). She also works closely with the International Research Manager to support regional impact efforts, with a particular focus on subawards, contracts and vendor payments.
 

Mary De May, MD

Hellman Master Clinician

Dr. Mary De May received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed an internship in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and subsequently did her psychiatry residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2000, where she is the center’s Hellman Master Clinician and the Hellman Family Distinguished Professor of Neurology.

Mary Joanne De Torres

Lab Assistant

Joanne graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS degree in microbiology and is pursuing Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) in the Kao Lab at UC San Francisco. She also helps manage the Biospecimens Core.

Sreya Dhanam

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Valentina Diaz

Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Valentina joined Dr. Joel Kramer’s lab as a research coordinator in September of 2021 and works primarily on the Healthy Brain Aging study as well as the Mechanisms of Executive Decline study. She graduated with a BA degree in Neurobiology from UC Berkeley in May of 2021 and has interests in neurodegenerative disorders with plans of becoming a neurosurgeon.

Theresa Driscoll Driscoll

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Sarah Dulaney, RN

Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sarah Dulaney earned a Master of Science degree in gerontological nursing at UCSF and is certified as a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Morgan Ebbert

Clinical Research Coordinator

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

Rain Egan

Senior Software Engineer

Alexander Ehrenberg

Staff Research Associate

Alex started off in the neuropathology core at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center in 2013 under the mentorship of Prof. Lea T. Grinberg. There, he developed interests in the factors that influence selective vulnerability underlying early Alzheimer’s disease stages and associated neuropsychiatric manifestations. Now a Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley, he is co-advised by Prof. Grinberg and Prof. Daniela Kaufer and continues his focus on neurodegenerative disease vulnerability.

Pages