People

Giovanni Battistella, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Giovanni is a biomedical engineer in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab with a strong background in image and signal processing, computational and cognitive neuroscience, and imaging genetics.

Hailey Begert-Hellings

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Hailey moved down to the Bay Area to attend college at UC Berkeley, where she recently graduated with a degree in integrative biology. As an undergraduate, she worked as a student instructor in the IB Human Anatomy Lab and worked with concussion detection technology at the company Oculogica. At the Memory and Aging Center, Hailey works with Dr. Kate Possin on the Care Ecosystem Study.

Sasha Binford, RN

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Valentina Borghesani, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Valentina Borghesani is a postdoctoral fellow in the ALBA Language Lab.

Adam Boxer, MD, PhD

Professor

Adam L. Boxer, MD, PhD, is Endowed Professor in Memory and Aging in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs UCSF’s Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Clinical Trials Program at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Dr.

Nicole Boyd

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nicole Boyd is a clinical research coordinator in the Division of Geriatrics. She is working with the Memory and Aging Center’s Dr. Georges Naasan and geriatrician and palliative care physician Dr. Christine Ritchie on a GBHI-funded project exploring the palliative care needs and challenges of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Farshad Bozorgi

Senior Software Developer

Melissa Brown

Technical Assistance Coord

Melissa is a clinical research analyst in the ALBA Lab and Dyslexia Center.

Victoria Brown

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Victoria Brown is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the Rosen Lab.

Jesse Brown, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jesse Brown is an assistant professor and works closely with the Seeley Selective Vulnerability Research Lab. His research is focused on:

  1. unraveling functional and anatomical brain connectivity
  2. diagnosing, tracking and ultimately curing neurodegenerative disease
  3. advancing neuroimaging data sharing and visualization

Nancy Cai

Research Coordinator

Nancy Cai is a clinical research coordinator working on the Huntington’s disease (HD) and spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) programs led by Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD. She also coordinates Dr. Geschwind’s projects investigating familial progressive supranuclear palsy and Guam PDC-ALS.

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