People

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.

Cutter Lindbergh, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Lindbergh is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Joel Kramer.

Amy Liu, PharmD

Pharmacy Resident

Amy Liu is a Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Katherine Possin and Dr. Kirby Lee on the Care Ecosystem team. Her research interests include geriatric pharmacotherapy and medication management. She hopes to pursue a career in clinical pharmacology for neurodegenerative diseases drug development.

Peter Ljubenkov, MD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Peter A. Ljubenkov is a behavioral neurologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and specializes in caring for patients experiencing memory, language and behavioral changes due to neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and other causes of dementia.

Lucia Lopez

Research Coordinator

Lucia Lopez received her BA degree in psychology from San Francisco State University. Her interests consist of the behavioral and physiological aspect of psychology as well as the connection between the mind and behavior. She joined the Rankin lab in July 2014 as a research assistant and has been working on a Psychosis project with Dr. Rankin alongside additional projects such as data entry and the transcription of video data.

In her spare time, Lucia enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, trying cultural cuisines and watching films.

Sladjana Lukic, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sladjana is a postdoctoral scholar in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She completed a BS degree in speech-language pathology from University of Belgrade, and she received her PhD and MA degrees from Northwestern University under the supervision of Dr. Cynthia K. Thompson.

Diane Madsen

Executive Assistant

Diane Madsen brings over 20 years of experience in executive support to the Memory and Aging Center. Diane moved from the frozen tundra of Canada to Palo Alto, California in 2005 and has never looked back! She has worked at Stanford University and as assistant to the senior associate dean for global health and the AIDS Research Institute. Diane can be contacted for assistance with arrangements for meetings, events and requests for appointments with Dr. Miller.

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