People

Jhony Mejia Perez

Neuroimaging Data Analyst

Jhony is a Neuroimaging Data Analyst at the RabLab. He completed his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Prior to joining the lab, he analyzed EEG, EMG and MRI data in the fields of social neuroscience and dementia at the Social Neuroscience Research Group (Colombia), ReDLat (Argentina) and BrainLat (Chile).

Eve Merritt

Staff Research Associate

Eve has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Utah. Before working for UCSF, she worked in quality control for the American Red Cross in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the Red Cross, she manufactured platelets for patients across the country, while also running quality control tests on all blood and plasma products. Eve joined the sample processing team at UCSF to get experience processing and shipping samples for clinical trials, as well as samples collected for genetic testing.

Andjelika Milicic

International Database Support and Capacity Building Analyst, GBHI

Andjelika works with the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health and Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) staff to support data-related needs for projects ranging from neuroscience to clinical and social research.

Zachary Miller, MD

Associate Professor

Dr. Zachary Miller grew up in the Washington DC metro area. He obtained an undergraduate degree double majoring in Molecular Biology and Fine Arts from Haverford College. Following this he spent two years as a research assistant at MIT’s Whitehead Institutes for Biomedical Research in Dr. Harvey Lodish’s lab. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and pursued medical internship as well as neurology residency training at the University of Washington.

Bruce Miller, MD

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology
Director, Memory and Aging Center
Founding Director, Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF

Bruce L. Miller, MD, holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, directs the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and is the founding director of the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF. In addition, he helps lead the Tau Consortium and The Bluefield Foundation, precision medicine collaborations focused on developing treatments for tauopathies and progranulin-mediated forms of frontotemporal dementia.

Laura Mitic, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Bluefield Project to Cure FTD

Laura Mitic, PhD, is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Bluefield Project to Cure Frontotemporal Dementia. Dr. Mitic holds a BA degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate degree in cell biology from Yale University. She completed postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco. She and her husband live in San Francisco with their two children.

Mihovil Mladinov, MD, PhD

Access Extension

Mihovil is an associate specialist in the Grinberg Lab from the University of Tubingen in Germany. He is a psychiatrist and completed a PhD degree in neuroanatomy of the dopaminergic system. Mihovil has been working in finding out how certain hypothalamic nuclei degenerate in tauopathies and contribute to sleep dysfunction.

Cole Mollard

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Julia Moreton

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Julia graduated from the University of California in Berkeley in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, with an emphasis in neurobiology and a minor in disability studies. As an undergraduate, she volunteered as a research assistant at Cortica, a center for advanced therapies for autism and neurodevelopment, and worked part-time at UCSF in the Neural Connectivity Lab. Julia is passionate about equitable healthcare and plans to apply to medical school to pursue a career as a physician.

Brittany Morin

Data Analyst

Brittany is a data analyst assisting Dr. Jet Vonk in research on primary progressive aphasia and neurolinguistics. She received her Master of Science degree in health data science from the University of New Hampshire. Previously, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Before transitioning to tech, she worked with at-risk youth, special needs and pre-k children.

Nathaniel Morris

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nathaniel comes from Marin County and graduated from Stanford in 2018 with a degree in psychology. At Stanford he worked as a research assistant in Dr. James Gross’ lab studying the regulation of emotions in groups as well as the emotional dynamics between group members. Nathaniel also studied the effects of depression and anxiety on brain structures. At the Memory and Aging Center, he is a research coordinator in the Clinical Affective Neuroscience (CAN) Laboratory, led by Dr. Virginia Sturm.

Lisa Morse

Clinical Nurse

Lisa Morse is a Clinical Nurse at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center clinic and is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse by the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses.

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