Fanny Elahi, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator

Fanny Elahi is a clinician-scientist with training in neurology, fellowship in neurodegenerative disorders, and doctoral training in functional neurogenetics. With a patient-centered approach, her work is focused on advancing understanding of vascular contributions to neurodegenerative disease (VCID) and the development of biomarkers that would improve early diagnosis and treatment of VCID. Fanny’s wet bench research is tightly associated with clinical activities that draw inspiration from patients with vascular disease, neurobehavioral dysfunction, and brain degeneration. Fanny is an advocate for open science and greatly values collaboration.

Emma Iorio
Staff Research Associate

Emma was born and raised in New Jersey, and later moved to California to pursue her education. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S in Psychology and a Minor in Mathematics. With her never-ending interest in the relationship between the brain and behavior, she intends to continue her education in Behavioral Neuroscience. She is eager to study and better understand the brain, in hopes to help those who suffer from behavioral and cognitive impairments. Outside of the lab, you can find Emma taking her dog for a nice long hike or going on adventures with her camera to capture beautiful landscapes.

Issac Solomon
Medical Student

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Bradley Oh
Undergraduate Intern

Bradley Oh is a third-year undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology. He joined the Elahi lab in the fall of 2020 and is interested in immunology and neurobiology. He has previously worked on characterizing tau protein in Alzheimer’s at UC Santa Barbara and developing iPSC-cardiomyocyte disease models at a Bay Area biotech company. In his free time, Bradley enjoys listening to alternative rock, playing basketball, trying to surf, growing plants, and reading sci-fi.


Sasha Saias
Research Coordinator
Nivetha Brathaban
Staff Research Associate


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