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Michael Le

Clinical Research Coordinator

Michael is a clinical research coordinator for Dr. Christine Walsh's Sleep and Cognition in Older Adults study.

Cailin Lechner

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Originally from San Diego, Cailin graduated from UCLA in June 2017 with a bachelor of science degree in human biology and society, a unique major through which she studied how human health functions in both biological systems and larger societal contexts. Drawing from her concentration in bioethics, Cailin is broadly interested in promoting justice among vulnerable health populations.

Wing Hung Lee

Lab Helper

Wenda joined the Grinberg lab in March 2015 to support the group's efforts in researching brain aging and associated disorders. Prior to moving to the United States in 2014, Wenda worked as an executive assistant in a private company in Hong Kong for 19 years, assisting in the overall management and operation of the company. In the Grinberg lab, Wenda supports and manages the administrative needs. She intends to continue working in the field of medical research, particularly in the specialty of brain disease.

Norbert Lee

Staff Research Associate

Norbert Lee joined Dr. Seeley's Selective Vulnerability Research Laboratory as a Staff Research Associate in 2010. He assists with brain banking and other histology technician functions.

Albert Lee

Programmer Analyst

Albert joined the Memory and Aging Center in 2007, initially serving as the center’s Data Manager. For four years he acted as the liaison between clinical research personnel and programmers on the technology team, helping identify and systematize improvements in data collection design and implementation across research projects. Since then he’s transitioned wholly to the technology team, serving as one of the main programmers for LAVA, the open-source clinical research data management solution used at the MAC and at sites around the world.

Suzee Lee, MD

Associate Professor

Dr. Lee received a BA degree in English from Harvard and an MD degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She then completed an internal medicine internship at Brown University and neurology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Lee completed a behavioral neurology fellowship at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She is a neurologist who evaluates and treats patients at the Memory and Aging Center.

Hannah Lerner

Clinical Research Coordinator

Hannah Lerner is a clinical research coordinator in the Rankin Lab.

Caroline Lew, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Caroline Lew is human comparative neuroanatomist, and received her PhD degree from UC San Diego in 2018. Her doctoral work utilized quantitative stereological methods in postmortem human brains to examine microstructural differences in limbic structures of neurodevelopmental disorders with atypical sociobehavioral phenotypes.

Amanda Li

Clinical Social Worker

As a social worker at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic, Amanda Li assists with brief psychotherapy, resource coordination and education, and psychosocial assessment to work with the multidisciplinary team with identifying areas of support that she can provide and areas of strength/growth for patients and their families.

Song Hua Li

Staff Research Associate

Song Hua Li has a BS degree in biotechnology from UC Davis and has been working as a histotechnologist since 2015. She joined the Grinberg Lab in June 2019 and runs the histology experiments.

Abigail Licata

Staff Research Associate

Abigail Licata is a research associate within the  ALBA Language Neurobiology laboratory, focused on neuroimaging of PPA and dyslexia. She completed her BS degree in neuroscience and examined preliterate assessment of dyslexia and sound symbolism. Her MSc degree in neuro-cognitive psychology centered around a multi-modal analysis of primary progressive aphasia (PPA) within a German cohort.

Kevin Lieu

Research Coordinator

Kevin was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He attended UC Davis and graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in neurobiology, physiology and behavior and a bachelors’ of arts degree in psychology. Before joining the Memory and Aging Center, Kevin volunteered at On Lok Lifeways and interacted with Chinese elders in Chinatown. He is currently a research coordinator for the UCSF Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He coordinates visits for the Cantonese- and English-speaking Chinese participants.

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