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).
Fellows meetings for 2017-2018 will be announced shortly.
Below are profiles of members of Branford College’s Fellowship, along with their general interest.
Ron Adelman (Medicine; Ophthalmology)
David Coon (Architecture)
Thierry Emonet (Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology & Physics)
Reinaldo Funes Monzote
Linda Kulman (Journalism)
Tori Rysz (Development)
Richard Shank (Electrical engineering)
Josephina van Wolfswikel
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 Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives (Yale/AYA). Steve is also a graduate of Yale (Branford, BA/Economics) and parent of Branford alumni Rebecca and Max. After graduating, Steve got his Master’s degree in Accounting from NYU/Stern. Before coming back to Yale a few years ago, Steve (a CPA) was a partner at KPMG and then Managing Director at Burnham Financial Group. He loves traveling, racket sports, games-playing, and reading Sci-Fi and alternate histories.