Charles DeCarli, M.D., is Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the University of California at Davis, California; and recipient of the Victor and Genevieve Orsi Chair in Alzheimer’s Research. He is the Director of the U.C. Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center, a United States National Institutes of Health funded Alzheimer’s research center. He is also Director of the Imaging of Dementia and Aging (IDeA) laboratory. His research focuses on using advanced structural and functional brain imaging to study normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and dementia; as well as the role of genetics, cerebrovascular and Alzheimer’s disease on these processes. He is a recipient of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine—Imaging of the Aging Brain in recognition of his work.