Rosalie Gearhart, RN, MS, CS

Executive Nurse

Ms. Gearhart received her undergraduate degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her nursing career at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she worked in acute care on Osler 4 General Medicine. Ms. Gearhart continued working in general medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center where she was nurse manager. She received her master's degree in Nursing Administration at UCSF and is certified as a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. 

Ethan Geier, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ethan is a postdoctoral scholar at the Memory and Aging Center interested in understanding how genetic variation contributes to the development of neurodegenerative disease. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology and earned a PhD degree in 2013 from the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Dr. Kathleen M. Giacomini.

Rose George

Product Manager

Rose George is a product manager at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), where she oversees the building of solutions and systems to support the Institute’s goal of reducing dementia worldwide from problem identification through to product launch.

Before joining GBHI, George worked in Silicon Valley, successfully launching and growing hardware and software products. She also brings extensive expertise in program and integration management to GBHI.

Michael Geschwind, MD, PhD


Dr. Geschwind received his MD and PhD degrees in neuroscience through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center, his neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and his fellowship in behavioral neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC).

Caitlin Glennon


Caitlin joined the Memory and Aging Center in March 2014. She is an analyst working on Dr. Boxer’s clinical trials and research studies. She previously worked in the Department of Neurology at UCSF with the Stroke Sciences Group on both industry and NIH-funded clinical trials.

Sheng-Yang Goh

Research Data Analyst

Aili Golubjatnikov

Research Coordinator

Aili is the research coordinator for Dr. Michael Geschwind’s research on Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease and other rapidly progressive dementias.

Marilu Gorno Tempini, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology
Director, Language Neurobiology Laboratory
Co-director, UCSF Dyslexia Center

Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini is a behavioral neurologist, currently directing the Language Neurobiology Laboratory of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and serving as the neurology lead of the UCSF Dyslexia Center. She obtained her medical degree and clinical neurology specialty training in Italy, and has a doctorate in the neuroimaging of language from University College London.

Leslie Goss

Assistant to Bruce Miller, MD

Leslie Goss assists Dr. Miller in his role as Center Director.

Harli Grant

Program Manager

Harli manages the NIH-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the New Approaches to Dementia Heterogeneity project with nurse Robin Ketelle.

Lea Grinberg, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Lea Grinberg is a neuropathologist specializing in brain aging and associated disorders. She received her medical and doctorate degrees in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2003, Dr. Grinberg, along with colleagues from several disciplines founded a brain bank in São Paulo, which has developed into an extremely prolific and highly regarded institution. Her doctorate work was focused in the neuropathology of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. From 2007 to 2009, Dr.

Sushmitha Gururaj, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sushmitha has an undergraduate degree in biotechnology from Bangalore, India. She earned a master of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Southern California in the lab of Dr. Daryl Davies, followed by a doctorate in neuropharmacology at the University at Buffalo under Dr. Arin Bhattacharjee. During her PhD work, she studied the role and regulation of sodium-gated potassium channels- Slack and Slick- in sensory neuronal function, using mammalian cell lines and rodent models.