Branford College has an active and enthusiastic Fellowship. Branford's Fellowship includes Fellows (distinguished Faculty and Staff at the University) and Associate Fellows (often Branford alum or people who have made important contributions to New Haven and the larger society).
Below are profiles of members of Branford College's Fellowship, along with their general interest.
Please note that this page is currently undergoing updates. Additional profiles will be available shortly. Thank you!
Branford's Resident Fellows reside in the College and serve as a great resource for Branford students.
James E. Rothman, Ph.D. and his wife, Joy Hirsch, Ph.D.
Professor James Rothman is the Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology in the medical school and the Director of the Biodesign Institute on the West campus, and also a professor of Chemistry. He is a graduate of Branford, studied physics at Yale, biochemistry at Harvard, and his research concerns the mechanism of synaptic transmission in the brain. Jim's wife, Joy Hirsch, is a professor of Neuroscience at Columbia and an expert in functional brain imaging. They are happy to meet with any Branford students interested in science or medicine, and to facilitate research opportunities at Yale or elsewhere.
Stephen "Steve" Blum
Steve Blum is a Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives (Association Yale Alumni). Steve is also a Branford Alum ('74) and proud parent of Branford alumni Rebecca ('07) and Max ('09). He loves books, traveling, racket sports, and game-playing. Before joining the AYA team, Steve worked at KPMG and Burnham Financial Group as a CPA.