Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit (NCRU)

The Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit (NCRU) is an outpatient research unit located on the first floor of the Sandler Neurosciences Center on the Mission Bay Campus. The NCRU’s mission is to foster and support neuroscience research involving human subjects. The NCRU is available to investigators needing space and resources to conduct observational and interventional (clinical trial) studies on a recharge basis.

The Neurosciences Imaging Center also calls the NCRU home. The NIC consists of an 11-room neurophysiology suite and two MRI scanners dedicated to brain imaging research. It is directed by Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD.


The NCRU is located on the 1st floor of the Sandler Neurosciences Center at the Mission Bay Campus.

675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 130
San Francisco, CA, 94158


Adam Boxer, MD, PhD

Kristen Fox, RN, MS

Overview of Services

NCRU Facilities Include
  • A spacious waiting room with reception
  • 8 fully furnished exam rooms (3 outfitted with reclining infusion chairs)
  • 6 consult rooms
  • A nutrition prep station with snacks and beverages for research participants
  • A phlebotomy room with two venipuncture chairs
  • Medication and medical equipment storage facilities
  • A conference room equipped with a state-of-the-art video conferencing system with seating for 40
Services Available
  • Nursing
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical assisting
  • Sample processing
  • Shipping of biological specimens

Contact Information

Kristen Fox, RN, MS
NCRU Nurse Manager
Email: [email protected]