Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. She directs the Language Neurobiology Laboratory of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and serves as the co-director of the UCSF Dyslexia Center.

Dr. Gorno Tempini’s research activities focus on understanding the neural basis of language and behavioral symptoms in neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders using multimodal neuroimaging techniques.  Dr. Gorno Tempini has authored over 180 peer-reviewed papers, one of which established the international criteria for primary progressive aphasia. In 2018, she was awarded the Charles Schwab Distinguished Professorship in Dyslexia and Neurodevelopment.