People

William Ackerman

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Gloria Aguirre - Outreach Aguirre

Clinical Research Coordinator

To help increase diversity in the MAC research programs, Gloria coordinates and assesses Latino participants who join MAC research studies. She also participates in bilingual community outreach and educational events.

Carolina Alquezar Burillo, PhD

Assistant Researcher

Carolina Alquezar Burillo is an assistant researcher in the Kao Lab.

Alinda Amuiri

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Wes Annan

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Wesley began working as a clinical research coordinator for the Yokoyama Lab in 2020 contributing to a multidisciplinary research initiative at UCSF focused on COVID-19 clinical research and separately to a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded neurogenetics research project.

Rea Antoniou

Associate Specialist

Rea obtained her BA degree in psychology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). As a bachelor thesis student, she was introduced to the fascinating world of research by undertaking a behavioral study probing the association between cheating, creativity and moral reasoning. The question which psychological mechanisms tilt our moral compass sparked her interest. However, pieces were definitely missing from understanding such a perplex topic in depth.

Jorge Archila Puac

Psychometrist

Jorge Archila is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator at the Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology at the University of San Francisco, California. He has a BS degree in psychology and BA degree in psychopedagogy. He is a Bilingual Certified Specialist in Psychometry.

Jorge moved from Guatemala in 2011 and began working in psychometry, administering psychological test batteries in English and Spanish in a neuropsychological private practice in San Francisco.

Andrea Argouarch

Assistant Specialist

Andrea Argouarch is an assistant specialist in the Kao Lab. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with an MS degree in biomedical engineering and a specialization in stem cell research.

Breton Asken, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Breton Asken, PhD, ATC, is a neuropsychology fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science – Athletic Training. He then completed his PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) at the University of Florida in 2019, which included a clinical internship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program.

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