The Hartwell Foundation


2021 Class of Hartwell Fellows

Memphis, TN, July 15, 2022 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2021 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 ten Hartwell Investigators in the Class of 2021 representing eight institutions, the following individuals will receive a Hartwell Fellowship:

Boston University

Caroline Spencer, Ph.D.
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

William Hannah, MD
Genetics and Genome Sciences

Weill Cornell Medical College

Elizabeth Kim, Ph.D.

Duke University

Kathryn Walder-Christensen, Ph.D.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Alexandra Donlan, Ph.D.
Vaccine and Infectious Disease

Derek Janssens, Ph.D.
Basic Sciences

University of Pennsylvania

Megan Liou, Ph.D.

Molly Reilly, Ph.D..
Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics

University of Virginia

Amanda Lulu, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alexander Whitehead, Ph.D.
Pediatrics: Medical Microbiology and Immunology

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.

2021 Hartwell Fellow Caroline Spencer, Ph.D. and mentor Jana Iverson, Ph.D., Boston University

2021 Hartwell Fellow Caroline Spencer, Ph.D. and mentor Jana Iverson, Ph.D., Boston University

Hartwell Fellows