People

Brittany Morin

Data Analyst

Brittany is a data analyst assisting Dr. Jet Vonk in research on primary progressive aphasia and neurolinguistics. She received her Master of Science degree in health data science from the University of New Hampshire. Previously, she graduated from the University of Massachusetts with an undergraduate degree in psychology. Before transitioning to tech, she worked with at-risk youth, special needs and pre-k children.

Nathaniel Morris

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nathaniel comes from Marin County and graduated from Stanford in 2018 with a degree in psychology. At Stanford he worked as a research assistant in Dr. James Gross’ lab studying the regulation of emotions in groups as well as the emotional dynamics between group members. Nathaniel also studied the effects of depression and anxiety on brain structures. At the Memory and Aging Center, he is a research coordinator in the Clinical Affective Neuroscience (CAN) Laboratory, led by Dr. Virginia Sturm.

Lisa Morse

Clinical Nurse

Lisa Morse is a Clinical Nurse at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center clinic and is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse by the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses.

Sandeepa Mullady, MD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Sandeepa attended undergraduate school at UC Berkeley, obtaining a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and a minor in English Literature. She went to UCSF for medical school and remained there for neurology residency. She is passionate about work surrounding health care disparities, and her primary research focus is on neurocognitive profiling of older homeless populations in the Bay Area. She is currently a fellow at the Memory and Aging Center and also spends her time working with Dr. Engstrom at the general neurology/neuromuscular clinics.

Nidhi Mundada

Clinical Research Coordinator

As a Research Assistant, Nidhi assists with processing and analysis of amyloid and tau PET scans and supports ongoing studies at the MAC that require PET processing. 

Mei Murphy

Clinical Research Coordinator

Mei graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2022 with a degree in Cognitive Science and a minor in Computer Science. As an undergrad, she worked as a research assistant in the Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab, studying language acquisition and causal reasoning in children, and the Wilbrecht Neuroscience Lab, using calcium imaging to study the neural correlates of learning in juvenile and adult mice. 
 

Alissa Nana Li, PhD

Associate Lab Specialist

Alissa joined the Seeley Selective Vulnerability Research Laboratory in 2011 as a postdoctoral fellow. Her background is in neurodegeneration research. Alissa completed a BSc degree with honors in biomedical science in 2004 and a PhD degree in anatomy in 2009 from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she investigated the variable pattern of cortical neuronal loss in Huntington’s disease.

Ayesha Nanda

Autopsy Coordinator

Ayesha graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bsc degree in Psychological Sciences where she primarily involved herself in researching family relationships and COVID-19 tracing and public health interventions. While on campus, she was also involved in outreach through founding and leading her club, Women in Psychology.

Rakin Nasar

Staff Research Associate

Rakin is a Staff Research Associate in the Grinberg Lab. He received a BS degree in Biology at Wake Forest University and MS degree in Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University. His research area is neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

Sang Ngo

Research Coordinator

Research was an integral part of Sang's undergraduate experience at Stanford University, where he spent four years studying dynamic stem cell behaviors and tumor development. Working at the bench ignited his curiosity to explore and solve difficult questions about the natural world.

Kristina Noyes

Research Lab Supervisor

Kris is a research lab supervisor at the Memory and Aging Center with 11 years of progressive experience in clinical research. She is currently focused on laboratory operations. Her education is in laboratory sciences and allied health.

Eleanor O'brien

Education Coordinator

Eleanor O'Brien coordinates the educational programs at the Memory and Aging Center.

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