People

Felipe Pereira

Postdoctoral Fellow

Felipe is a bioinformatician with a computer science background. He received his PhD degree at Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2019. In his PhD thesis, he studied host-pathogen interaction in important zoonotic fish-pathogenic bacterial. He had experience as a teacher assistant of Programming Languages and Software Engineering, and he worked in the National Reference Laboratory of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture using different types of omics technologies, such as transcriptomics and proteomics.

Christa Pereira, PsyD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Watson graduated from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford PsyD Consortium in 2014. She has a background in psychology, developmental biology, neuroimaging and neuropsychology. Her research interests include brain development across the lifespan. She is currently working on dyslexia in the ALBA Language Neurobiology Lab and a pediatric HIV brain imaging study with Dr. Victor Valcour

Natalie Perez

Full Stack Developer

Olga Perloff

Research Associate

Sula joined the Seeley Lab at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in May 2020 as a research associate and assists with immunohistochemistry and the Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank (NDBB) for various projects. She completed a postbaccalaureate program in Neurobiology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020, following a career in International Affairs in Washington, DC.

Ryan Perry

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

David Perry, MD

Associate Professor

Dr. Perry graduated from medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he also researched obsessive-compulsive features in dementia. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Memory and Aging Center and participates in the evaluation and treatment of patients in the MAC clinic.

His current area of research interest is the impact of neurodegenerative illness on reward processing.

Andrew Philipoff

Senior Systems Adminstrator

Andrew manages technological services for the Memory and Aging Center and the Global Brain Health Institute.

Katherine Possin, PhD

John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Endowed Professorship
Associate Professor

Dr. Possin’s research program is focused on improving the detection, diagnosis and care for people with neurodegenerative disease. She has long-standing interests in understanding the cognitive impairments and their neural bases in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, Huntington’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

Aja Powe

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Caroline Prioleau

Writer & Designer

Caroline Prioleau writes and designs content for the Memory and Aging Center. She is interested in using design and technology to share complex information and facilitate collaborations across clinical, research and non-medical groups. She also co-leads an oral history project, hear/say, that focuses on collecting personal stories about the experience of aging, dementia and caregiving.

Igor Prufer queiroz campos araujo

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Igor Prufer Q.C. Araujo obtained his MD degree at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He completed his neurology residency at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas being the chief resident in his final year of training. His current research interests include the benefits of multilingualism to cognitive reserve, the neural basis of decision making and socioeconomic factors affecting dementia care.

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