2016 Class of Hartwell Fellows
Memphis, TN, July 15, 2017 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2016 class of Hartwell Fellows, which provides funding to US citizens for postdoctoral training in biomedical science at select research institutions in the United States. The Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support scientists in the early stages of biomedical research careers by enabling them to pursue further specialized training as part of their professional development.
For each Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award that a participating institution receives in the annual Hartwell competition, the institution may designate one postdoctoral candidate of their choice from areas of biomedical science that exemplify the values of the Foundation. With twelve Hartwell Investigators in the Class of 2016 representing ten institutions, the following individuals will receive a Hartwell Fellowship:
The Johns Hopkins University
Kevin DeLong, Ph.D.
Kuangwen Hsieh, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Smith, Ph.D.
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Brian Joyce, Ph.D.
Adrian Pickar, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
June Baik, Ph.D.
John R. Grothusen, Ph.D.
St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Maria Purice, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Kuang-Yui Michael Chen, Ph.D.
Cell Biology and Human Anatomy
Emily Mis, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Genevieve Kendall, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University
Jonah J. Scott-McKean, Ph.D.
Each qualifying institution chose an exceptional individual with high promise in the field of biomedical research. The Fellowship will enable the recipient to pursue further specialized training in an area of science that they passionately wish to pursue. The Hartwell Foundation is honored to provide financial support to these outstanding young scientists.
2016 Hartwell Fellow Adrian Pickar, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Charles Gersbach, Ph.D., Duke University
2016 Hartwell Fellow June Baik, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Rita C.R. Perlingeiro, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
2016 Hartwell Fellow Elizabeth Smith (R), Ph.D. and mentor Sujatha Kannan, MD, The Johns Hopkins University
2016 Hartwell Fellow Jonah J. Scott-McKean, Ph.D. (seated) with mentor Alberto C. S. Costa, MD, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
2016 Hartwell Fellow Brian Joyce, Ph.D. (R) and mentor Lifang Hou, MD, MS, Ph.D., Northwestern University
2016 Hartwell Fellow John R. Grothusen, Ph.D. (R) and mentor Shadi N. Malaeb, MD, Drexel University
2016 Hartwell Fellow Kevin DeLong, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Laura Ensign, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
2016 Hartwell Fellow Genevieve Kendall, Ph.D. (L) with mentor James Amatruda, MD, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2016 Hartwell Fellow Maria Purice, Ph.D. (L) with mentor J. Paul Taylor, MD, Ph.D., St Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital
2016 Hartwell Fellow Kuang-Yui Michael Chen, Ph.D. (R) with mentor Paul S. Knoepfler, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
2016 Hartwell Fellow Emily Mis, Ph.D. (seated) with mentor Mustafa Khokha, MD, Yale University
2016 Hartwell Fellow Kuangwen Hsieh, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Tza-Huei Wang, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University