Gigi Satris, MSc
Gabriela (Gigi) is a Sr. Clinical Trial Manager in the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital. Gigi is a study manager for the NIH-funded Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) U01 Cooperative Grant, a multicenter project across 11 U.S. Level I trauma centers seeking to enroll patients across the spectrum of concussion to coma. Gigi is involved in all study procedures including patient enrollment, neurocognitive and neuropsychological outcome measures, and data management.
Gigi completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Willamatte University and following a year of teaching English in Spain pursued a graduate degree at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. In June 2011 Gigi graduated with an MSc in Neuroscience and Cognition with an emphasis on Cognitive Neuroscience. Her Master’s thesis was published in the peer-reviewed journal Consciousness & Cognition in December 2011 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21531581. Before joining the team at BASIC Gigi worked at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center as a clinical research coordinator for their Huntington’s Disease and Spinocerebellar Ataxia studies.
Current Professional Interests and Activities
Neurocircuitry function and disruption
TBI and athletes
Education and Training:
Master of Science, Neuroscience & Cognition. Utrecht University, The Netherlands. June 2011
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (M) & Spanish (m). Willamette University, OR. May 2008.
Sr. Clinical Research Coordicator, UCSF BASIC
Clinical Research Coordinator, UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Clinical Operations Assistant, Gynesonics
Conferences and Presentations
Poster session participation at Mind the Brain Symposium 2010 & 2011
- You, S. C., Geschwind, M. D., Sha, S. J., Apple, A., Satris, G., Wood, K. A., Johnson, E. T., Gooblar, J., Feuerstein, J. S., Finkbeiner, S., Kang, G. A., Miller, B. L., Hess, C. P., Kramer, J. H. and Possin, K. L. (2013), Executive functions in premanifest Huntington's disease. Mov. Disord. doi: 10.1002/mds.25762
- Possin, K., Johnson, E., Satris, G., Geschwind, M., Sha, S, Miller, B., & Kramer, J. Egocentric but not allocentric spatial working memory is impaired in prodromal Huntington’s Disease. [Abstract]. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting 2013.
- Zanto, T., Chadick, J., Satris, G., & Gazzaley, A. (2013). Rapid functional reorganization in human cortex following neural perturbation. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(41), 16268-74. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24107958
- Nijboer, T., Satris, G., & Van der Stigchel, S. The influence of synesthesia on eye movements: No synesthetic pop-out in an oculomotor target selection task. Consciousness & Cognition, 20(4), 1193-1200.
- Satris, G., Van der Stigchel, S., & Nijboer, T. Attention is necessary to induce a color percept in grapheme-color synesthesia. Evidence from an oculomotor target selection task. Journal of Neuroscience & Cognition, 4(5), 6-11.
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