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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Lorenzo Pasquini, PhD

Scholar, 2024

Lorenzo joined the UCSF Memory and Aging center in 2016 as a postdoctoral fellow, where he used fMRI and autonomic physiology to study the neural basis of social-emotional functions in older adults and patients with frontotemporal dementia. He joined UCSF Neuroscape as a faculty in 2022, where he explores the neural basis of emotional well-being in older adults using multimodal, simultaneous fMRI and autonomic physiology recordings. A primary aim of his research is to develop tailored interventions, either behavioral (e.g. closed-loop meditation) or pharmacological (e.g. psilocybin), to target those brain systems that support emotions and social behavior in older adults. In his work, he combine sophisticated data analysis techniques, such as dynamic connectivity and brain connectivity gradients and innovative interventions to better understand how the brain and the body interact to support emotional well-being in both healthy and clinical populations of older adults.

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