Preface for the special issue of imaging brain aging and neurodegenerative disease

Brian T. Gold, Jeffrey N. Keller

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-316
Number of pages2
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2012

Bibliographical note

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Brian Gold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Kentucky (UK). Dr. Gold obtained his Ph.D. in psychology (cognitive neuroscience focus) from York University in 1999. He then did his postdoctoral training at Washington University. Dr. Gold's research focuses on characterizing cognitive and brain changes associated with normal aging and early Alzheimer's disease. In addition, he is investigating how certain lifestyle variables (e.g., exercise, education) may slow cognitive decline and brain aging. Both functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging techniques are used to address these questions. For example, Dr. Gold's lab has shown that functional response in ventral temporal cortex can distinguish between normal aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Work from his lab has also identified age-related reductions in white matter (WM) microstructure as a contributor to age-related slowing of task switching and demonstrated that aerobic fitness is positively correlated with WM microstructure in healthy seniors. In addition, Dr. Gold's lab has identified some gray matter volumetric and WM microstructural changes present in cognitively normal seniors at high risk for future AD. Dr. Gold's research is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has served on multiple study sections at the NIH and NSF, as an ad-hoc reviewer for over 35 journals, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

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  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology


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