The Hartwell Foundation


The Hartwell Center - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Hartwell Center is a unique biomedical resource of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located in Memphis, TN. The Center serves to integrate available high-throughput biotechnology and bioinformatics with academic programs, providing scientists with state-of-the-art tools for discovery. Three divisions make up the Hartwell Center:

  • Bioinformatics-Research Computing, including high-performance computing and bioinformatics support

  • Biotechnology, including high-throughput DNA sequencing, genotyping, and macromolecular synthesis, including DNA microarray, proteomics and molecular interaction analyses

  • Molecular Biotechnology, which conducts applied research to ensure the ongoing excellence of the Centerís service components

Established in 1999, the Mission of the Hartwell Center is to be the best in applying modern bioinformatics and biotechnology to the study and treatment of pediatric catastrophic diseases.


Clayton W. Naeve, PhD, Inaugural Director of the Hartwell Center