Lee Hartwell, PhD
Lee Hartwell has been president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center since 1997. Dr. Hartwell is the recipient of many national and international scientific awards, including the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in yeast genetics. Other honors include the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the Gairdner Foundation International Award and the Alfred P. Sloan Award in cancer research. Dr. Hartwell became professor of genetics at the University of Washington in 1973, where he joined the faculty in 1968. He was an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine from 1965 to 1968. Dr. Hartwell engaged in postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies from 1964 through 1965 with Dr. Renato Dulbecco. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Hartwell holds a B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the mentorship of Dr. Boris Magasanik.