2020 Class of Hartwell Fellows
Memphis, TN, July 15, 2021 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2020 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 2020 representing ten institutions, the following individuals will receive a Hartwell Fellowship:
Case Western Reserve University
Cody S. Dulaney, Ph.D.
Katherine Z. Sanidad, Ph.D.
Adrian Curtin, Ph.D.
Lindsay Steele, Ph.D.
Juan Valdez-Lopez, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Caitlin DeJong, Ph.D.
Vaccines and Infectious Disease Division
Johns Hopkins University
Cayla Jewett, Ph.D.
Molecular Biology & Genetics
John B. Issa, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Aaron A. Smargon, Ph.D.
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Brendan T. Colvert, Ph.D
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Sara Peffer, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lauren K. Zebertavage, 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.
2020 Hartwell Fellow Cody S. Dulaney, Ph.D. and mentor Fatema Ghasia, MD, Case Western Reserve University
2020 Hartwell Fellow Katherine Z. Sanidad, Ph.D. and mentor Melody Y. Zeng, Ph.D., Cornell University
2020 Hartwell Fellow Adrian Curtin, Ph.D. (R) and mentor Hasan Ayaz, Ph.D., Drexel University
2020 Hartwell Fellow Lindsay Steele, Ph.D. (R) and mentor Kara Spiller, Ph.D., Drexel University
2020 Hartwell Fellow Juan Valdez-Lopez, Ph.D. (L) and mentor Jeremy N. Kay, Ph.D., Duke University
2020 Hartwell Fellow John B. Issa, MD, Ph.D. and mentor Daniel A. Dombeck, Ph.D., Northwestern University
2020 Hartwell Fellow Sara Peffer, Ph.D. and mentor David R. Hendrixson, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
2020 Hartwell Fellow Lauren K. Zebertavage, Ph.D. and mentor Paul M Sondel, MD, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
2020 Hartwell Fellow Cayla Jewett, Ph.D. and mentor Andrew Holland, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
2020 Hartwell Fellow Aaron Smargon, Ph.D. and mentor Gene Yeo, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego