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Hiu Fung Chan, MS

International Research Manager

Grounded in science – inspired by compassion. 

Kammy is a nationally certified and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in South Korea. She earned her Master of Science (MSc) degree from Yonsei University and completed her clinical training at Severance Hospital in Seoul.

In 2019, Kammy was honored with the Fulbright Research Scholar Award, during which she contributed to impactful research at UCSF.

Brandon Chan

Staff Research Associate

Ankita Chatterjee

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Ankita graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2021 with a major in Integrative Biology and a minor in Creative Writing. She joined the MAC in August 2021 as a research coordinator on the Kramer team, coordinating a study on small vessel diseases of the brain which produce vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia.

Shirley Chen

Clinical Research Coordinator

Shirley was born in Guangzhou, China and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacology. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for two years. She also gained patient experience as an Emergency Department volunteer and Surgical Nursing Floor volunteer in a hospital for two years.

Coty Chen

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Coty is a research coordinator for Dr. Kaitlin Casaletto’s Activities for Aging Neurogenesis study, an intervention-based study investigating the relationship between lifestyle factors and protein markers of neural functioning. She graduated with a BS degree in Clinical Psychology from UC San Diego.

Chelsea Chen

Clinical Research Coordinator

Chelsea Chen is a clinical research coordinator with the Geschwind Lab at the Memory and Aging Center. She oversees studies involving spinocerebellar ataxia and multiple systems atrophy.

Chelsea previously worked for the Bove Lab at the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammation Center and studied psychology at UC Berkeley. She plans to go to medical school.

Yu Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Yu (Sherry) Chen is a full-time postdoctoral researcher with a background in Neuropsychology and Neurology. She completed her Bachelor of Clinical Medicine (MBBS) and Master of Clinical Medicine in Neurology (MMed) at Capital Medical University, China. She undertook her Neurology training at Beijing Tiantan Hospital in China. In 2015, she joined FRONTIER (Frontotemporal Dementia Research) clinic in Sydney, Australia, and began her Ph.D. with Dr.

Jonathan Chen

Staff Research Associate

Jonathan graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018. He was first exposed to research was through UCSF's Diversity Scholar Program in the summer of 2015. Through this program, he received training in neuroscience lab techniques, computational science, and entrepreneurship. He joined the Grinberg Lab in fall 2015 as an undergraduate student. His goal is to pursue a medical career as a clinician in neurology.

Miranda Chen

Clinical Research Coordinator

Miranda was born and raised in Palo Alto, California and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2020 with a bachelor of arts degree in molecular and cell biology. At the Memory and Aging Center, she is working as a clinical research coordinator in the Rabinovici Lab to help coordinate studies examining the utility of innovative neuroimaging techniques and other biomarkers for the improved diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Doris Chen, MD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Dr. Doris Chen completed her undergraduate degree in cognitive science at UC Berkeley. She received her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency training at UC Davis. She is currently a clinical fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Her vision is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals with neurodegenerative disease from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Gillian Chen

Administrative Assistant

Gillian Chen is an administrative assistant for the Rabinovici and Rosen Labs. Born and raised in the Bay Area (mostly in the East Bay), she earned her bachelor of science degree in health sciences with a focus on administration and management at California State University, East Bay. She then completed her master’s degree in health care administration with a focus in management and change in health care, also at CSU East Bay.

In her free time, Gillian likes to work out, play with her dog and read.

Samantha Cheung

Administrative Officer

Samantha Cheung is an administrative officer for the clinical trials group. Samantha graduated from the University of San Francisco with a BA degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Youth Studies.

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