Dr. Susanne Rafelski was named a 2013 New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation. Suanne is an Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology in the School of Biological Sciences. Her Ellison award will support research that pushes live-cell, high-resolution microscopic imaging to the extremes of what is technologically possible. This research will allow Susanne to quantify the subtle changes in internal cell structure and energetics that are associated with aging
New Scholar awards provide support for newly independent investigators beginning in the first 3 years after their postdoctoral training, and contribute to a safety net that allows bright young scientists to staff their laboratories, collect preliminary data, and organize research programs of sufficient momentum to obtain ongoing support from other sources. New Scholar awards provide funding up to $100,000 per year for a four-year period.