Dr Brault received his PhD in 2003 from the University of Missouri in the lab of Ronald Terjung where he studied skeletal muscle physiology and the principles of the control of high-energy phosphates (ATP and phosphocreatine). He then studied as a post-doctoral in the labs of Ronald Meyer and Robert Wiseman at Michigan State University for 2 years in the use of in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure energetics in human and mouse muscle. Dr Brault completed a second post-doc in the lab of Alfred Goldberg at the Harvard Medical School to study molecular mechanisms of protein degradation and muscle atrophy. This lead in 2010 to a faculty position at East Carolina University in the Department of Kinesiology. In 2019 Dr Brault joined the IU School of Medicine, and he is a member of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health.