People

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

Practice Coordinator

Donna is a practice coordinator for the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic.

Alexandra Monrroy

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Alexandra Monrroy is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the Rosen Lab.

Maxime Montembeault, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Montembeault is a postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini. He completed a BS degree with honors in psychology and a PhD degree in clinical neuropsychology from University of Montreal. He aims at using multimodal neuroimaging and innovative assessment tools to better understand semantic and social cognition impairments in patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

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.

Nidhi Mundada

Clinical Research Coordinator

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.

Kyra Neylan

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Kyra is an assistant clinical research coordinator for the frontotemporal dementia program project grant, Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Images and Emotions.

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