Dr. Jaron Lockett is a scientific program analyst in NIA’s Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation. As such, he leads NIA evaluation projects, conducts portfolio analysis, and coordinates the collection of information in response to NIA and NIH leadership inquiries. He was previously an NIH Management Intern, where he rotated in several NIH institutes and offices, including the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, and the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Dr. Lockett received his Ph.D. in cellular and molecular pathobiology and cancer biology from Wayne State University in Detroit in 2007. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Immunology in NIA’s Intramural Research Program, focusing on cell signaling pathways in melanoma. In 2009, he became the scientific recruiter/associate training director for the NIA intramural program, where he was responsible for the matriculation of post-doctoral, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students and summer interns, as well as the recruitment of new trainees.