Laura Jastrzab is a research coordinator on the Aging Brain – Vasculature, Ischemia and Behavior study, which examines the links between vascular risks and brain function. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from University of Arizona.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, BBQ-ing in her backyard, ballet, reading and finding new restaurants in SF.
Carole Scherling, PhD, is a postdoctoral student at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. After undergraduate work at the University of Ottawa, she completed a masters degree in neurological sciences at McGill University and a doctorate in behavioral neurosciences at the University of Ottawa. Her past research focused on mild clinical impairments in both healthy and clinical populations using MRI and fMRI techniques, neuropsychological assessments and biological markers. Her current research centers on behavioral and neurophysiological measurements of insight and cognitive abilities in patients with neurodegenerative disease.
Nihar Patel joined the Memory and Aging Center in April 2012. He is the research coordinator for the Aging and Cognitive Decline project, which is a longitudinal study that aims at identifying the cognitive mechanisms and neural structures that underlie the decline in executive functioning observed in normal aging.