Eden Barragan, PhD

Research Specialist

Eden received a BS degree in Biological Sciences from UC Irvine and a PhD in Neuroscience from UC Davis. Her doctoral work broadly focused on learning, memory, and synaptic plasticity. Now, as a member of the Boxer Lab, she is interested in facilitating more equitable and inclusive research of neurodegenerative disorders.

Anthea Bell

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Anthea relocated to the Bay Area after completing her BA degree in Biology at Bowdoin College. While at Bowdoin, she studied the Spaetzle protein family and its possible role in the cricket central nervous system. At the Memory and Aging Center, she works as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator for the frontotemporal dementia research team on the Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Images and Emotions study.

Phaedra Bell, PhD

Program Lead UCSF Dyslexia Ctr

After over a decade in education leadership, teaching, leading teams, and developing programs in the arts, humanities, and medical education, I am putting those skills to use in approaching dementia as a global public health challenge. As an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Global Brain Health, I am working with colleagues at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the Division of Geriatrics, and at Trinity College Dublin to develop protocols for intervening in modifiable risk factors for dementia across the life course.

Morgan Blackburn

Clinical Research Coordinator

Morgan is a clinical research coordinator in the Rosen Lab who works on the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Study (LEADS) and UCSF Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) studies.

Ganna Blazhenets, PhD

Ganna Blazhenets, PhD

Assistant Researcher
Rian Bogley

Rian Bogley

Database Architect

Rian graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2018 with a BS degree in Biology and has over five years of research experience at UCSF. As the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab and Dyslexia Center's Database Architect, he develops and implements database systems for both teams, leveraging his experience in data management, data analysis, and neuroimaging.

Adam Boxer, MD, PhD


Adam L. Boxer, MD, PhD, is Endowed Professor in Memory and Aging in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs UCSF’s Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Clinical Trials Program at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Dr.

Tiffy Brailow, BA

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Tiffany graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2024 with a dual degree in Cognitive Science and Art Practice. During her time at UC Berkeley, she worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Elliot Marseille at the Collaborative for the Economics of Psychedelics (CEP) and with Dr. Alison Gopnik at the Gopnik Cognitive Development and Learning Lab.  

Nicole Bronson

Clinical Research Nurse

Melissa Brown

Learning & Intervention Specialist

Melissa is a Learning & Intervention Specialist in the ALBA Lab and Dyslexia Center.

Mai Anh Bui, MA

Data Scientist III

Mai Anh Bui is a data scientist III at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She previously worked as a data scientist at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in which she used her analytic strengths to help education systems improve outcomes. She also worked at the World Bank Group, and the International Monetary Fund, where she utilized time series analysis and regression models to forecast gross domestic product and assess country risk.