People

Melinda Matice

Curriculum Coordinator, GBHI

Mindy works with faculty and staff to design the instructional content for the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at the Global Brain Health Institute.

Elizabeth Matus

Autopsy Coordinator

Elizabeth came to the Bay Area from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to attend Stanford University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology and Society. During her time at Stanford, Elizabeth worked as a Residential Assistant in a student co-operative house and did publicity and outreach at the Women’s Community Center and the Haas Center for Public Service. Since graduating, she has worked as Residential Director at Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and has worked as the Operations Coordinator at Mixpanel.

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。

Taylor Mellinger

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Taylor is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the Rabinovici In Vivo Molecular Imaging Lab.

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.

Benedetta Milanini, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Milanini received her PhD degree from the Catholic University of Rome. Prior to that, she graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome in July 2010 with a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychological Rehabilitation. Her PhD research focused on the identification of a cognitive screening test that is sensitive to the characteristics of neurocognitive impairment. Benedetta has published a manuscript on the usefulness of the MoCA screening test within the UCSF HIV Over 60 Cohort study in the Journal of AIDS.

Carly Miller

Research Speech-Language Pathologist

Carly is a speech-language pathologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini. Prior to joining the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2019, she worked at the Centre for Neuro Skills, a post-acute rehabilitation center for patients with traumatic and acquired brain injuries.

Zachary Miller, MD

Assistant 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
Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute

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 a director of the Global Brain Health Institute. He is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and program project grant on 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.

Donna Mohamed

Patient Care Coordinator

Donna Mohamed was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was only until she moved to attend college that she experienced a different, more diverse world from the one that she grew up in. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology and five months later came across a great opportunity to work at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center’s Neurology Clinic as a patient care coordinator.

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