The Hartwell Foundation


2009 Class of Hartwell Fellows

Memphis, TN, December 31, 2010 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2009 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 2009 process for Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards received the right to designate a Hartwell Fellowship award, effective January 2010.  Qualifying institutions designated the following individuals in November 2009 to receive the award:

Cornell University

Cydne Perry, Ph.D.
Nutritional Sciences

Duke University

Carlos C. Goller, Ph.D.
Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases

The Johns Hopkins University

Eric Meisner, PhD
Computer Science

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Huy Ta, Ph.D.

University of California San Diego

Christine A. Glidewell-Kenney, Ph.D.
Reproductive Medicine

The University of Michigan

Joshua W. Brownlee, MD
Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

University of Pittsburgh

Michelangelo von Dassow, Ph.D.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Michael J. Morris, Ph.D.

University of Virginia

Vita Vock, Ph.D. Cell Biology

The University of Wisconsin Madison

John C. Carmen, Ph.D.
Medical Microbiology and Immunology

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



2009 Hartwell Fellow John C. Carmen, Ph.D.,  The University of Wisconsin Madison

2009 Hartwell Fellow Michelangelo von Dassow, Ph.D. with mentor Lance Davidson, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

2009 Hartwell Fellow Christine Glidewell-Kenney, Ph.D. with mentor Pamela L. Mellon, PhD, University of California, San Diego

2009 Hartwell Fellow Michael J. Morris, Ph.D.,  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2009 Hartwell Fellow Eric Meisner, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University

2009 Hartwell Fellow Cydne Perry, Ph.D., with mentor Marie Caudill, Ph.D., Cornell University

2009 Hartwell Fellow Vita Vock, Ph.D., with mentor (R) Noelle Dwyer, Ph.D., University of Virginia

2009 Hartwell Fellow Joshua Brownlee, Ph.D., The University of Michigan

2009 Hartwell Fellow Huy Ta, Ph.D., St Jude Children's Research Hospital

2009 Hartwell Fellow Carlos Goller, Ph.D., with mentor (R) Patrick C. Seed, MD, Ph.D., Duke University