The Hartwell Foundation


2011 Class of Hartwell Fellows

Memphis, TN, January 1, 2012 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2011class of Hartwell Fellows, which provide 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.

Institutions that fully participated in the 2011 process for Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards received the right to designate a Hartwell Fellowship award, effective January 2012.  Qualifying institutions designated the following individuals in November 2011 to receive the award:

Cornell University

Maureen Lynch, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering

Duke University

David Van mater, MD, Ph.D.
Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology: accepted K12 funding Spring 2013 from the Department of Pediatrics

Kyle Erwin, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics: appointed to complete the Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins University

Vincent Beachley, Ph.D.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Erin Daly, Ph.D.
Chemical Biology & Therapeutics: withdrew to pursue a career in intellectual property law

Zachary J. Faber, Ph.D.
Pathology: appointed to complete one year (additional funding provided by St Jude Children's Research Hospital)

University of California San Diego

Shirin Bahmanyar, Ph.D.
Cellular and Molecular Medicine

The University of Michigan

William King, Ph.D.
Biological and Material Sciences: withdrew to assume a position as Research Scientist at Biomet in Warsaw, IN

Stacy Finkbeiner, Ph.D.
Internal Medicine: appointed November 2012 to complete two years (additional funding provided by the University of Michigan)

University of California Davis

Paula Elizabeth Goines, Ph.D.
Molecular Biosciences

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Christopher Robinson, Ph.D.

University of Virginia

Noel Derecki, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sarah "Katie" Brenner, Ph.D.

The Hartwell Foundation is honored to provide financial support to these outstanding young scientists. Each qualifying institution chose an exceptional individual with high promise in the field of biomedical research. The award will enable the recipient to pursue further specialized training in an area of science that they passionately wish to pursue.



2011 Hartwell Fellow Noel Derecki, Ph.D., University of Virginia


2011 Hartwell Fellow David Van Mater, MD, Ph.D. with mentor David Kirsch, MD, Ph.D., Duke University

2011 Hartwell Fellow Paula Goines, Ph.D, with mentor Pamela Lein, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

2011 Hartwell Fellow Maureen Lynch, Ph.D., with mentor Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, Ph.D., Cornell University

2011 Hartwell Fellow William King, Ph.D. with mentor Paul H. Krebsbach, DDS, Ph.D., The University of Michigan

2011 Hartwell Fellow Stacey Finkbeiner, Ph.D. with mentor Jason Spence, Ph.D., The University of Michigan

2011 Hartwell Fellow Vincent Beachley, Ph.D., with mentor Jennifer Elisseefl, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University

2011 Hartwell Fellow Katie Brenner, Ph.D., with mentor Douglas Weibel, Ph.D., The University of Wisconsin Madison

2011 Hartwell Fellow Erin Daly, Ph.D., with mentor Kip Guy, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

2011 Hartwell Fellow Christopher M. Robinson, Ph.D., with mentor Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwest Medical Center

2011 Hartwell Fellow Shirin Bahmanyar, Ph.D., with mentor Karen Oegema, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

2011 Hartwell Fellow Zach Faber, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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