People

Eena Kosik

Research Coordinator

Eena Kosik graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science. During her time at Berkeley, Eena worked as a research assistant in Dr. Robert Levenson’s lab doing facial coding of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. She then spent her final two years in Dr. Robert Knight’s lab completing an honor’s thesis on the neural mechanisms of prediction through electroencephalography brain recordings.

Joel Kramer, PsyD

Director of Neuropsychology

Dr. Kramer is a Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology and the Director of the Memory and Aging Center Neuropsychology program. He earned his doctorate in psychology at Baylor University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Martinez VA hospital. Dr. Kramer is board certified in clinical neuropsychology.

Lisa Kritikos, RN

Nurse

Lisa is a nurse in the Memory and Aging Center

Renaud La Joie, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Renaud La Joie originally studied medicine in his native Normandy before graduating with a master’s degree in neuroscience from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. He then pursued a PhD degree in neuropsychology with Gael Chételat and Béatrice Desgranges, where he studied Alzheimer's disease using multimodal PET and MRI imaging. Dr. La Joie then spent a year with Dr. William Jagust at the University of California, Berkeley before joining Dr. Gil Rabinovici’s lab at the Memory and Aging Center in March 2016.

Serggio Lanata, MD, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Serggio Lanata was raised in Peru, where he began his undergraduate studies in general science. He later earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida. He obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida, and then completed his medicine internship and neurology residency at Brown University. He joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in July 2013 as a Clinical Instructor and Behavioral Neurology Fellow. He evaluates and treats patients referred to the MAC clinic.

Argentina Lario Lago, PhD

Associate Specialist

Argentina Lario Lago is the Biospecimen & Genetics Programs Manager at the Memory and Aging Center. 

Eva Larsen

Histology Lab Assistant

Eva is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley (class of 2020), where she is currently majoring in molecular and cellular biology with a concentration in neuroscience. In high school, Eva worked as a lab assistant at the Bankiewicz Lab for Translational Neuroscience Research. Eva joined the Grinberg Lab in Summer 2017 as a work-study student and is going to be working as a lab assistant. She intends to pursue a career in the medical field.

Michael Lauricella

Research Coordinator

Michael graduated from Harvard College in May 2017 with a BA degree, having majored in human developmental and regenerative biology and minored in English. During college, he worked at the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) in the Eggan Lab under the supervision of Aaron Burberry. Using cell-based models, Michael’s research in college focused on finding the causal relationship between a mutation in the C9ORF72 gene, neuroinflammation and ALS-FTLD.

Michael Le

Clinical Research Coordinator

Michael is a clinical research coordinator for Dr. Christine Walsh's Sleep and Cognition in Older Adults study.

Cailin Lechner

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Originally from San Diego, Cailin graduated from UCLA in June 2017 with a bachelor of science degree in human biology and society, a unique major through which she studied how human health functions in both biological systems and larger societal contexts. Drawing from her concentration in bioethics, Cailin is broadly interested in promoting justice among vulnerable health populations.

Kirby Lee, PharmD, MAS

Associate Professor

Kirby Lee, PharmD, MA, MAS is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UC San Francisco. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice Residency Training, Health Policy Fellowship and Masters in Clinical Research Methods from UCSF. He has completed programs in mobile health design from Tufts University and the National Institutes of Health.

Wing Hung Lee

Lab Helper

Wenda joined the Grinberg lab in March 2015 to support the group's efforts in researching brain aging and associated disorders. Prior to moving to the United States in 2014, Wenda worked as an executive assistant in a private company in Hong Kong for 19 years, assisting in the overall management and operation of the company. In the Grinberg lab, Wenda supports and manages the administrative needs. She intends to continue working in the field of medical research, particularly in the specialty of brain disease.

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