Valentina Mazzoli Awarded K99

Valentina Mazzoli, PhD

May 2021 – Valentina Mazzoli, PhD, was awarded the K99/R00 NIH “Pathway to Independence Award” from the National Institute on Aging. This prestigious grant provides up to five years of funding for new scientists planning to become independent researchers.

Dr. Mazzoli is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Radiology department mentored by Dr. Garry Gold. Her research focuses on developing and validating advanced MR techniques that are sensitive to the earliest structural and compositional changes in muscle pathologies such as sarcopenia. Using these new methods, she hopes to better understand aging processes in skeletal muscle, and to provide efficient tools to monitor patients at risk of developing sarcopenia.