President & Founder
Nihal Satyadev is an incoming neurology resident at Mayo Clinic (July 2023), computational neuroscience researcher, social entrepreneur, and Alzheimer’s advocate.
Outside of his involvement with CRG, Nihal founded the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s (YMAA) - 501(c)3 in 2015. YMAA now has 29 chapters and is the national leader in providing opportunities for college and high school students to advocate, research, and provide care for those with the disease. YMAA has also provided over 10,000 hours of respite care and raised $10,000 for undergraduate research scholarships. Nihal also led a statewide campaign in California to start the first-ever "Americorps for caregiving" program, which has now been listed as a state priority by the California Alzheimer’s task force. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Today Show, TEDMED, ABC, and several other news outlets. Nihal was named an Aspen Institute Health Scholar and a 40 under 40 senior living leader.
Nihal is also a published researcher with a primary interest in artificial intelligence and dementia. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Nihal holds an MPH from George Washington University and a BA in Computer Science from the University of Redlands. Nihal’s hobbies include fitness, backpacking, and biking. He is an avid fan of Liverpool football club and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kunal aggarwal, M.d
Michael fragner, M.d.
Michael Fragner, M.D., earned his BA from Binghamton University (2017), cum laude, and medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine (2022), magna cum laude with distinction in research. He is currently an internal medicine resident at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. During his third year of medical school, he became heavily involved in research as a founding CRG board member and serving as a first author on three published papers, most notably, a retrospective study examining acquired hemophilia A and devising an algorithm that could potentially aid in early diagnosis in emergency and non-specialized settings. Michael has research and career interests in a variety of fields, including sports medicine and global health. He enjoys cooking, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with his dogs.
Surpreet Kaur Khunkhun, B.Sc, is a third year medical student at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS). She earned her Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University in 2017. Her passion for medicine has continued to grow since highschool, where she would volunteer her time between two local hospitals in the Emergency Department and as a visiting volunteer on the Medicine floor. She also took time out to be a comfort cart volunteer at the BC Cancer Agency, as it was her way of saying Thank you for getting her family through a tough diagnosis. During her basic sciences at UMHS, Surpreet became very involved in the school community. For all 4 semesters on the island she was class representative in the Student Government Association. She helped start up the Mentorship program, served many board positions on a number of clubs (Surgery Interest Group, Medical Ophthalmology Association and Brainstorms) and was a teaching assistant over multiple semesters for various classes. Surpreet has authored 2 peer-reviewed publications and continues to work with CRG to further advance medical knowledge through research. In her own time, through the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), she has completed the Reproductive Health Scholars Program and Career Pathways in Family Planning Program. She is an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and an advocate for the health of all. As an aspiring obstetrician/gynecologist her research interests include reproductive endocrinology and infertility. In her free time she likes to be around her puppies, family and friends.
Samantha De Filippis, H.BSc, is a third year medical student at the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (UMHS). She earned her Honors Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto (2018). In 2018, Samantha embarked on a medical brigade with a group of doctors and students where she provided care to rural communities in Honduras and discovered her passion for medicine. Samantha has authored 4 peer-reviewed publications and hopes to expand on this to further advance research. She is currently interested in the field of internal medicine. Samantha also enjoys exercising, playing sports, and making people laugh, although her friends may argue that she would not be fit for stand-up.
Chelsea Spencer, M.d.