2017 Class of Hartwell Fellows
Memphis, TN, July 15, 2018 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2017 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 2017 representing ten institutions, the following individuals will receive a Hartwell Fellowship:
Elizabeth M. Ransey, Ph.D.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Brian Joyce, Ph.D.
Michelle Brault, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Division
Denise Buenrostro, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Division
The Johns Hopkins University
Tara Raam, Ph.D.
Psychological & Brain Sciences
Ethan M. Johnson, MS, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Sydney M. Shaffer, MD, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology: Jul 2018-Jan 2019
Shannon L. Wolfman, Ph.D.
Neuroscience: appointed Jan 2019 to complete remaining term
University of Minnesota
June Baik, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Kathryn Patras, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Kathleen M. Krol, MS, Ph.D.
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Andrew J. McDermott, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Scott Fites, Ph.D.
Valerie Tornini, 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.
2017 Hartwell Fellow Elizabeth M. Ransey, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Kafui Dzirasa, MD, Ph.D., Duke University
2017 Hartwell Fellow Michelle Brault, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Marie Bleakley, MMsc, MD, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2017 Hartwell Fellow Denise Buenrostro, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Aude Chapuis, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2017 Hartwell Fellow Tara Raam, Ph.D. (R) and mentor Kishore Kuchibhotla , Ph.D, Johns Hopkins University
2017 Hartwell Fellow Ethan M. Johnson MS, Ph.D. (Seated) and mentor Mozziyar Etemadi, MS, MD, Ph.D., Northwestern University
2017 Hartwell Fellow Sydney M. Shaffer, MD, Ph.D and mentor Junwei Shi, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
2017 Hartwell Fellow Kathryn Patras, Ph.D., and mentor Victor Nizet, MD, University of California, San Diego
2017 Hartwell Fellow Kathleen M. Krol, MSc, Ph.D. and mentor Jessica J. Connelly, Ph.D., University of Virginia
2017 Hartwell Fellow Andrew J. McDermott, Ph.D. and mentor Christina Hull, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison
2017 Hartwell Fellow Jeffrey Scott Fites, Ph.D. (L) and mentor 2006 Hartwell Investigator Bruce Klein, MD, University of Wisconsin - Madison
2017 Hartwell Fellow Valerie Tornini, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Antonio Giraldez, Ph.D., Yale University