Mary Koestler, RN, PhD

Project Administrator and Trials Nurse
+1 415 476-0661
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Mary Koestler joined the Memory and Aging Center’s clinical trials unit as project administrator and trials nurse in July 2007. Dr. Koestler completed a master’s degree in nursing with an emphasis in clinical research management at UCSF followed by a PhD degree. She currently manages industry-sponsored FDA Phase I-III Alzheimer’s disease trials. Dr. Koestler is credentialed by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Publications: 

Effect of Levetiracetam on Cognition in Patients With Alzheimer Disease With and Without Epileptiform Activity: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA neurology

Vossel K, Ranasinghe KG, Beagle AJ, La A, Ah Pook K, Castro M, Mizuiri D, Honma SM, Venkateswaran N, Koestler M, Zhang W, Mucke L, Howell MJ, Possin KL, Kramer JH, Boxer AL, Miller BL, Nagarajan SS, Kirsch HE

Effect of the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor FRM-0334 on Progranulin Levels in Patients With Progranulin Gene Haploinsufficiency: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA network open

Ljubenkov PA, Edwards L, Iaccarino L, La Joie R, Rojas JC, Koestler M, Harris B, Boeve BF, Borroni B, van Swieten JC, Grossman M, Pasquier F, Frisoni GB, Mummery CJ, Vandenberghe R, Le Ber I, Hannequin D, McGinnis SM, Auriacombe S, Onofrj M, Goodman IJ, Riordan HJ, Wisniewski G, Hesterman J, Marek K, Haynes BA, Patzke H, Koenig G, Hilt D, Moebius H, Boxer AL

Symptomatic amyloid-related imaging abnormalities in an APOE e4/e4 patient treated with aducanumab.

Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

VandeVrede L, Gibbs DM, Koestler M, La Joie R, Ljubenkov PA, Provost K, Soleimani-Meigooni D, Strom A, Tsoy E, Rabinovici GD, Boxer AL

Open-Label Phase 1 Futility Studies of Salsalate and Young Plasma in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

Movement disorders clinical practice

VandeVrede L, Dale ML, Fields S, Frank M, Hare E, Heuer HW, Keith K, Koestler M, Ljubenkov PA, McDermott D, Ohanesian N, Richards J, Rojas JC, Thijssen EH, Walsh C, Wang P, Wolf A, Quinn JF, Tsai R, Boxer AL

Reactions to Multiple Ascending Doses of the Microtubule Stabilizer TPI-287 in Patients With Alzheimer Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and Corticobasal Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA neurology

Tsai RM, Miller Z, Koestler M, Rojas JC, Ljubenkov PA, Rosen HJ, Rabinovici GD, Fagan AM, Cobigo Y, Brown JA, Jung JI, Hare E, Geldmacher DS, Natelson-Love M, McKinley EC, Luong PN, Chuu EL, Powers R, Mumford P, Wolf A, Wang P, Shamloo M, Miller BL, Roberson ED, Boxer AL

An 8-week, open-label, dose-finding study of nimodipine for the treatment of progranulin insufficiency from GRN gene mutations.

Alzheimer's & dementia (New York, N. Y.)

Sha SJ, Miller ZA, Min SW, Zhou Y, Brown J, Mitic LL, Karydas A, Koestler M, Tsai R, Corbetta-Rastelli C, Lin S, Hare E, Fields S, Fleischmann KE, Powers R, Fitch R, Martens LH, Shamloo M, Fagan AM, Farese RV, Pearlman R, Seeley W, Miller BL, Gan L, Boxer AL

Primary chronic traumatic encephalopathy in an older patient with late-onset AD phenotype.

Neurology. Clinical practice

Fredericks CA, Koestler M, Seeley W, Miller B, Boxer A, Grinberg LT

Davunetide in patients with progressive supranuclear palsy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2/3 trial.

The Lancet. Neurology

Boxer AL, Lang AE, Grossman M, Knopman DS, Miller BL, Schneider LS, Doody RS, Lees A, Golbe LI, Williams DR, Corvol JC, Ludolph A, Burn D, Lorenzl S, Litvan I, Roberson ED, Höglinger GU, Koestler M, Jack CR, Van Deerlin V, Randolph C, Lobach IV, Heuer HW, Gozes I, Parker L, Whitaker S, Hirman J, Stewart AJ, Gold M, Morimoto BH

Memantine in patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

The Lancet. Neurology

Boxer AL, Knopman DS, Kaufer DI, Grossman M, Onyike C, Graf-Radford N, Mendez M, Kerwin D, Lerner A, Wu CK, Koestler M, Shapira J, Sullivan K, Klepac K, Lipowski K, Ullah J, Fields S, Kramer JH, Merrilees J, Neuhaus J, Mesulam MM, Miller BL

Web-based touch-screen computer assessment of chronic low back pain: a pilot study.

Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN

Koestler ME, Libby E, Schofferman J, Redmond T

Upper cervical anterior diskectomy and fusion improves discogenic cervical headaches.

Spine

Schofferman J, Garges K, Goldthwaite N, Koestler M, Libby E