Collette Goode

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Neurology

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.

Collette is excited to pursue her interest in neurology now in the clinical research field at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She coordinates the Brain Health Assessment study, led by Dr. Katherine Possin. This study aims to develop a set of cognitive tests to detect mild neurocognitive disorders in older adults of varying medical, cultural and educational backgrounds.