People

Nancy Cai

Research Coordinator
Neurology

Nancy Cai is a clinical research coordinator working on Huntington’s disease in the program led by Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD. She also coordinates Dr. Geschwind’s projects investigating familial progressive supranuclear palsy and Guam PDC-ALS.

Jessie Carr, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Carr is a postdoctoral fellow in the Yokoyama neurogenetics lab.

Marite Carrasco Valdez

Recruitment Coordinator
Neurology

Marite graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in psychology and ethnic studies. While studying at San Jose State, Marite was involved with the Mental Health Ambassador program, where she worked alongside the Counseling and Psychological Center to help increase mental health literacy, provide multiculturally responsive services and reduce mental health stigma. Marite completed her honors thesis under Dr. Wei-Chien Lee investigating the alarmingly low college retention rates of first generation minority students.

Kaitlin Casaletto, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Megan Casey

Clinical Research Coordinator
Neurology

Megan Casey is a Clinical Research Coordinator on the rapidly progressive dementia team led by Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD.

Josie Castro

Practice Coordinator
UCSF Medical Center

Jungho Cha, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Jungho Cha is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rabinovici lab.

Kevin Chang

Imaging Research Associate

Kevin Chang joined the Valcour Lab at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in Fall 2017 as a research associate. He is a recent graduate of the UCSF Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging program, where he completed his thesis on the metabolomics involved with hyperpolarized MR imaging of prostate cancer. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate study at UC Berkeley, with a major in molecular and cell biology and a minor in bioengineering.

Kiran Chaudhary

Project Manager
Neurology

Karen Chen

Research Coordinator
Neurology

Born and raised in the DC metro area, Karen attended Brown University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in materials chemistry. She went on to work as a postgraduate associate in Dr. Louis’ movement disorders team at Yale University, where she traveled cross-country to visit participants in the Family Study of Essential Tremor. Currently at the Memory and Aging Center, Karen helps coordinates Dr. Valcour’s MIND study and works on the SEARCH010.

In her free time, she like hiking, visiting national parks and baking.

Yingjia Chen, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Yingjia Chen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Possin Lab.

Carrie Cheung

Clinic Coordinator
UCSF Medical Center

Carrie, a San Francisco native, comes from a sales and public service background with over ten years of management. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a creative writing degree and a minor in holistic health. She enjoys helping the public, learning new cultures and challenges and writing about her experiences.

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