People

Amy Wolf

Imaging Core Manager

Amy is the imaging core manager for the Memory and Aging Center.

Nicole Yabut

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nicole graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with an AB degree in psychology. Before joining the Alba Lab in 2018, Nicole worked with Dr. Jeffrey Sall in the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and Dr. Simona Ghetti in the UC Davis Memory and Development Lab to investigate the relationship between anesthesia exposure and recognition memory in children. She is interested in studying the conditions that modulate the limitations of cognitive and perceptual processes.

Kristine Yaffe, MD

Professor and Vice Chair

Kristine Yaffe, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Yaffe is dually trained in neurology and psychiatry and completed postdoctoral training in epidemiology and geriatric psychiatry, all at UCSF. In addition to her positions at UCSF, Dr. Yaffe is the Chief of Neuropsychiatry and the Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the San Francisco Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Stacey Yamamoto

Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst, GBHI

As a Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst for the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Stacey Yamamoto uses program data to inform continuous improvement and, over time, demonstrate the impact of the organization.

Stacey has experience in public health research, evaluation and practice with a focus on health disparities among underserved populations. Her academic training and past experiences have ignited her passion for translational research with a focus on social impact.

Jennifer Yokoyama, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Yokoyama obtained her doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics from UCSF in December 2010 with Dr. Steven Hamilton (Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Human Genetics). Her dissertation comprised work within the Canine Behavioral Genetics Project, utilizing purebred dogs as genetic models for studying neuropsychiatric disease. Utilizing community-based canine DNA samples, Dr.

Michelle You

Research Coordinator

At the Memory and Aging Center, Michelle works primarily on a longitudinal study on healthy aging. Lead by Dr. Joel Kramer, this study looks at the multiplicity of factors that influence cognitive aging in older adults, from lifestyle factors to relevant biomarkers.

Kyan Younes, MD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

John Young

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Clayton was introduced to research during his time at UC Davis, where he obtained his BS degree in psychology (biology emphasis). As an undergraduate, he assisted in investigating attention, visual working memory and language processing using EEG/ERPs and eye-tracking. Upon graduating, he gained clinical experience as a psychometrist in a private neuropsychology practice, which led to his interest in working with aging populations.

Geovanni Zepeda

Lab Assistant

Geovanni is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley majoring in molecular and cell biology with an emphasis in neurobiology. Geovanni joined the Seeley Lab in February 2019 as a lab assistant. He assists with the preparation and embedding of tissues in paraffin wax, S-block pre-preps and categorization of photographs of postmortem brain tissue slabs, among other general tasks.

William Zheng

Clinical Research Coordinator

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