Samuel N. Lockhart, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist who has spent his research career disentangling normal brain aging from preclinical disease. He earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UC Davis with Dr. Charles DeCarli, investigating the impacts of age and cerebrovascular disease on brain function and cognition, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. William Jagust at UC Berkeley, examining how tau and amyloid accumulation affect brain structure and cognitive trajectories. He is an author of publications that have appeared in Neuron, NeuroImage, Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience, Brain, Stroke, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and JAMA Neurology, among others. At Wake Forest, Dr. Lockhart is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. He plans to build a research program in multimodal neuroimaging and cognitive analyses of aging and diseases of aging, with a focus on interactions between metabolic dysfunction and vascular and degenerative pathology.