Stefan Raufer, a Harvard University graduate student in the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology program at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Laboratory, supervised by Heidi Nakajima, is the 2019 Helen Carr Peake and William T. Peake award winner.  His research focuses on the mechanical set up of the human inner ear.   Mr. Raufer is recognized for his work that showed that the anatomy and motion of the human cochlear partition differs in crucial ways from the generalized classic view of mammalian cochlear mechanics (PNAS 2019), and on understanding low-frequency and infrasound sound transmission of the human ear (JASA 2018).