People

Yann Cobigo

Imaging Core Specialist

Celica Glenn Cosme

Research Associate

Celica joined the Seeley Lab in September 2016 as a research associate to assist with the Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank and other technical work for various projects. She received her BA degree in molecular and cell biology with a neurobiology emphasis from University of California, Berkeley in August 2016.

Devyn Cotter

Research Coordinator

Devyn joined UCSF in June 2017 as a research coordinator in Dr. Joel Kramer’s lab, where she coordinates a study examining the effects of chronic inflammation on brain aging in healthy elderly individuals and in those with mild cognitive impairment.

Mary De May, MD

Hellman Master Clinician

Dr. Mary De May received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed an internship in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and subsequently did her psychiatry residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2000, where she is the center’s Hellman Master Clinician and the Hellman Family Distinguished Professor of Neurology.

Mary Joanne De Torres

Lab Assistant

Joanne graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS degree in microbiology and is pursuing Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) in the Kao Lab at UC San Francisco.

Jessica Deleon, MD

Behavioral Neurology Fellow

Dr. Jessica de Leon received her undergraduate degrees in neuroscience and Spanish at the Johns Hopkins University and an MD with thesis degree at UCSF. She then completed a medicine internship and neurology residency at UCSF, where she served as chief resident.

Janki Desai

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Janki coordinates clinical trials for patients as part of the Boxer lab.

Ryan Diggs

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Ryan is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator for the NIH-funded program project grant on frontotemporal dementia.

Nina Djukic

Research Coordinator

Nina Djukic graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2018 with a BS degree in Environmental Health & Communications. She currently works with Dr. Joel Kramer, coordinating the Aging & Cognitive Decline project, a longitudinal study to identify the cognitive mechanisms and neural structures that underlie aging-related declines in executive functioning. She is also the study coordinator for Dr.

Mayra Dobano

Practice Coordinator

Karen Dorsman

Research Coordinator

Karen was born and raised in Nicaragua, where her interest in neuropsychology and community health began. Her passion for travel took her to Uruguay, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While working on her honors thesis, she trained in clinical neuropsychology with mentors Sergio Dansilio, MD; Luis Fontan, MD; and Jorge Lorenzo, MD. During that time, she developed a strong interest toward healthy aging.

Kathleen Drew

Post-Award Analyst

Kathleen Drew joined the Memory and Aging Center in October 2005 as a Financial Analyst. Prior to joining the MAC staff, she worked in a wide range of positions including EEOC program analyst at IBM, software quality engineer at PeopleSoft and the truck boss for a gasoline jobber in Colorado.

After hours, she takes classes in mathematics and art trying to get the better of both.

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