People

Diana Mei

Clinical Research Coordinator

Diana is a clinical research coordinator for the NIH-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Memory and Aging Center, where she coordinates visits for Mandarin-speaking participants. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

Diana是記憶力研究及治療中心的研究協調員. 她負責協調講普通話的參與者的訪問。 她畢業於加州大學戴維斯分校,獲得了神經生物學,生理學和行為學的理學學士學位。

Jhony Mejia Perez

Neuroimaging Data Analyst

Jhony is a Neuroimaging Data Analyst at the RabLab. He completed his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering at Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Prior to joining the lab, he analyzed EEG, EMG and MRI data in the fields of social neuroscience and dementia at the Social Neuroscience Research Group (Colombia), ReDLat (Argentina) and BrainLat (Chile).

Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Geriatrics

Jennifer Merrilees received her doctorate degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Geriatrics at the Memory and Aging Center and Associate Clinical Professor for the UCSF School of Nursing.

Eve Merritt

Staff Research Associate

Andjelika Milicic

International Database Support and Capacity Building Analyst, GBHI

Andjelika works with the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health and Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) staff to support data-related needs for projects ranging from neuroscience to clinical and social research.

Zachary Miller, MD

Associate Professor

Dr. Zachary Miller grew up in the Washington DC metro area. He obtained an undergraduate degree double majoring in Molecular Biology and Fine Arts from Haverford College. Following this he spent two years as a research assistant at MIT’s Whitehead Institutes for Biomedical Research in Dr. Harvey Lodish’s lab. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and pursued medical internship as well as neurology residency training at the University of Washington.

Bruce Miller, MD

A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor in Neurology
Director, Memory and Aging Center
Founding Director, Global Brain Health Institute, UCSF

Bruce L. Miller, MD, holds the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, directs the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and is the founding director of the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF. In addition, he helps lead the Tau Consortium and The Bluefield Foundation, precision medicine collaborations focused on developing treatments for tauopathies and progranulin-mediated forms of frontotemporal dementia.

Laura Mitic, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Bluefield Project to Cure FTD

Laura Mitic, PhD, is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Bluefield Project to Cure Frontotemporal Dementia. Dr. Mitic holds a BA degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate degree in cell biology from Yale University. She completed postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Francisco. She and her husband live in San Francisco with their two children.

Mihovil Mladinov, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Mihovil is an associate specialist in the Grinberg Lab from the University of Tubingen in Germany. He is a psychiatrist and completed a PhD degree in neuroanatomy of the dopaminergic system. Mihovil has been working in finding out how certain hypothalamic nuclei degenerate in tauopathies and contribute to sleep dysfunction.

Cole Mollard

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Maxime Montembeault, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Montembeault is a postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini. He completed a BS degree with honors in psychology and a PhD degree in clinical neuropsychology from University of Montreal. He aims at using multimodal neuroimaging and innovative assessment tools to better understand semantic and social cognition impairments in patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Julia Moreton

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Julia graduated from the University of California in Berkeley in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, with an emphasis in neurobiology and a minor in disability studies. As an undergraduate, she volunteered as a research assistant at Cortica, a center for advanced therapies for autism and neurodevelopment, and worked part-time at UCSF in the Neural Connectivity Lab. Julia is passionate about equitable healthcare and plans to apply to medical school to pursue a career as a physician.

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