Devyn Cotter

Research Coordinator
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Devyn joined UCSF in June 2017 as a research coordinator in Dr. Joel Kramer’s lab, where she coordinates a study examining the effects of chronic inflammation on brain aging in healthy elderly individuals and in those with mild cognitive impairment.

Originally from Sacramento, California, Devyn earned her BS degree in neuroscience psychology and biology from Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, California and her MSc degree in Neuroscience and Translational Medicine from the Queen Mary, University of London in London, UK. While abroad, Devyn aided in molecular biology at QMUL and worked with wild type, mutant and transgenic zebrafish to investigate the neural correlates of dementia. Upon her return to the States, she volunteered in the Cognitive Electrophysiology and Neuroimaging (CEAN) lab at UCD Center for Mind and Brain and analyzed EEG data of patients with neurodegenerative diseases in an investigation of potential biomarkers. Her research interests include neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injuries and seizure disorders. She recently published her MSc degree dissertation, titled Genetic Biomarkers of Posttraumatic Epilepsy, in Seizure, European Journal of Epilepsy.

Devyn is excited to be back in the Bay Area and spends her free time practicing yoga and traveling.


An Opioid-Related Amnestic Syndrome With Persistent Effects on Hippocampal Structure and Function.

The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences

Butler PM, Barash JA, Casaletto KB, Cotter DL, La Joie R, Geschwind MD, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Miller BL