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Jennifer Ogilvie, Assistant Professor of Physics and Assistant Research Scientist, Biophysics Research Division has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Professor Ogilvie has distinguished herself through her studies of the dynamics of biological systems over diverse time and length scales using the combined tools of nonlinear spectroscopy and microscopy. At the nanometer scale, her group explores ultrafast protein dynamics to elucidate energy and charge transfer mechanisms that drive biological function. On larger length scales, her group is developing novel microscopies that, without the need for artificial labels, exploit molecular contrast to reveal dynamical cellular processes.
The prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships were established in 1955 to provide financial support and recognition for the very best young scientists early in their faculty research careers. Sloan Fellows are awarded two years of research funding. Currently a total of 116 fellowships are awarded annually in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics.