2012 Class of Hartwell Fellows
Memphis, TN, January 1, 2013 - The Hartwell Foundation announced its 2012 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 2012 process for Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards received the right to designate a Hartwell Fellowship award, effective January 2013. Qualifying institutions designated the following individuals in October 2012 to receive the award:
Marissa Blank, Ph.D.
Lisa Crose, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Katherine Szarama, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Jenna Jewell, Ph.D.
The University of Michigan
Emilyn Alejandro, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Candice Clay, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Jerald Michael Bowers, Ph.D.
Neuroscience, withdrew for personal reasons
Janet E. McCombs
Biochemistry, appointed April 05, 2013 to complete the term of the Fellowship
University of Virginia
Katherine S. Ralston, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brittany Travers, Ph.D.
Medical Physics: withdrew to assume a faculty position
at UW, September 2014
Andrew Hahn, Ph.D.
Medical Physics: appointed October 2014 to complete one
year (additional funding provided by University of
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
related to childhood health.
The award will
enable the recipient to pursue further specialized training
in an area of science that they passionately wish to
Fellow Marissa Blank and mentor Praveen
Raju, Ph.D., Cornell University
Fellow Katherine Ralston, Ph.D., University
Fellow Lisa Crose, Ph.D., and mentor
Corinne Linardic, MD, Ph.D., Duke University
Fellow Janet McCombs, Ph.D., and (R) mentor
Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D., University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center
Fellow Candice Clay, Ph.D., and mentor
Lisa Miller, Ph.D., University of California,
Fellow Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D., Johns
Fellow Jenna Jewel, Ph.D., University of
California, San Diego
2012 Hartwell Fellow Katherine Szarama, Ph.D.
and mentor Joseph Opferman, Ph.D., St Jude
Children's Research Hospital
Fellow Brittany Travers, Ph.D., University of
2012 Hartwell Fellow Emilyn
Alejandro, Ph.D. and mentor Ernesto
Bernai-Mizrachi, MD, The University of
Fellow Andrew Hahn, Ph.D., and mentor
Andrew Alexander, Ph.D., University of