Leslie Gaynor

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology

Leslie Gaynor, PhD, is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with bachelor’s degrees in Neurobiological Sciences and English. She then completed her PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) at the University of Florida in 2021, which included a predoctoral clinical internship at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System in adult/geriatric neuropsychology.

Leslie is currently working with Dr. Katherine Possin to validate and implement novel cognitive assessment tools through TabCAT to support the diagnosis and monitoring of neurodegenerative disease in primary care. Her research interests include evaluating novel cognitive measures and imaging/blood biomarkers to improve the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.