The Hartwell Foundation


2012 Class of Hartwell Fellows

Memphis, TN, January 1, 2013 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2012 class 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 career development.

Institutions that fully participated in the 2012 process for Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards received the right to designate a Hartwell Fellowship award, effective January 2013.  Qualifying institutions designated the following individuals in October 2012 to receive the award:

Cornell University

Marissa Blank, Ph.D.

Duke University

Lisa Crose, Ph.D.

The Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Katherine Szarama, Ph.D.

University of California, San Diego

Jenna Jewell, Ph.D.

The University of Michigan

Emilyn Alejandro, Ph.D.
Internal Medicine

University of California, Davis

Candice Clay, Ph.D.
Respiratory Diseases

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Jerald Michael Bowers, Ph.D.
Neuroscience, withdrew for personal reasons

Janet E. McCombs
Biochemistry, appointed April 05, 2013 to complete the term of the Fellowship

University of Virginia

Katherine S. Ralston, Ph.D.
Infectious Diseases

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Brittany Travers, Ph.D.
Medical Physics: withdrew to assume a faculty position at UW, September 2014

Andrew Hahn, Ph.D.
Medical Physics: appointed October 2014 to complete one year (additional funding provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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 related to childhood health. The award will enable the recipient to pursue further specialized training in an area of science that they passionately wish to pursue.

2012 Hartwell Fellow Marissa Blank and mentor Praveen Raju, Ph.D., Cornell University


2012 Hartwell Fellow Katherine Ralston, Ph.D., University of Virginia 

2012 Hartwell Fellow Lisa Crose, Ph.D., and mentor Corinne Linardic, MD, Ph.D., Duke University

2012 Hartwell Fellow Janet McCombs, Ph.D., and (R) mentor Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2012 Hartwell Fellow Candice Clay, Ph.D., and  mentor Lisa Miller, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

2012 Hartwell Fellow Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

2012 Hartwell Fellow Jenna Jewel, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

2012 Hartwell Fellow Katherine Szarama, Ph.D. and mentor Joseph Opferman, Ph.D., St Jude Children's Research Hospital

2012 Hartwell Fellow Brittany Travers, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

2012 Hartwell Fellow Emilyn Alejandro, Ph.D. and mentor Ernesto Bernai-Mizrachi, MD, The University of Michigan

2012 Hartwell Fellow Andrew Hahn, Ph.D., and mentor Andrew Alexander, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hartwell Fellows