Branford Fellows

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 2018-2019 will be announced shortly.

Fellows Profiles

Below are profiles of members of Branford College’s Fellowship, along with their general interest.

Sakena Abedin (History of Science and Medicine)
Ron Adelman (Medicine; Ophthalmology)
Ian Adelstein (Mathematics)
Jay Ague (Geology & Geophysics)
Nancy Ahlstrom
Tariq Ahmad (Medicine; Cardiology)
Andrea Asnes (Medicine; Pediatrics)
Eleanor Babbitt 
Charrise Barron (Finance & Administration)
Mark Bauer (English)
Julien Berro (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Burkhard Bilger (Writer)
Harry Blair (Political Science)
Max Blum (Choral)
Stephen Blum (Finance)
Sandra Boltax-Stern (Psychology)
Catharine Bond Hill
Gregory Bonenberger (Law; Music)
Edward Bottomly (Interior Design)
Emile Boulpaep (Cellular & Molecular Physiology)
Dominique Bourassa (Library Sciences)
Jessica Bower (Library Sciences)
Michael Bracken (Medicine; Public Health)
Demetrios Braddock (Pathology)
Elizabeth Bradley (Public Health; Global Health; Former HOC)
John Bradley (Social Services)
David Breslow (Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology)
April Capone (Government)
Leslie Carmin
Hannah Carroll (Yale Business Operations)
Anees Chagpar (Medicine; Oncology)
Timothy Chegwidden (Wine importer)
Stockton Clark (Non-Profit)
Ray Clemens (Beinecke)
Andrew Cohen (Medicine; Geriatrics)
Lawrence Cohen (Medicine; Cardiology)
Daniel Colon-Ramos (Neuroscience)
Judith Colton (History of Art)
Earl Conti 
David Coon (Architecture)
Mark Custer (Library Tech Services)
Jessica David (British Art Ctr)
Worth David (Former HOC)
Iain Dawson (Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology)
Enrique De La Cruz (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Mayur Desai (Public Health)
Nihar Desai (Medicine; Cardiology)
Carol Dhawan
Satish Dhawan (Physics)
Michael Dobbs (Community Service, Finance, Performing Arts Production)
Anne Dropick  (Literature)
Martina Droth (British Art Center)
Richard Edelson (Cancer; Dermatology)
Amber Edwards (Documentaries; Filmmaking)
Catherine Egan (English; Writing)
Thierry Emonet (Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology & Physics)
Anne Fadiman (Writing)
Alden Ferro (Editing)
Timothy Fisher (Law)
Bonnie Fleming (Physics)
Roberta Frank (English)
Belmont Freeman (Architecture)
Joanne Freeman (History)
Reinaldo Funes Monzote (Latin American Studies)
Alan Garen (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
Shelley Geballe (Law; Public Health)
Myron Genel (Medicine; Pediatrics)
Connie Gersick (Women in Leadership; Human Resources and Organizational Behavior)
Kelin Gersick (Organizational Psychology; Psychology; Consulting)
Nate Gibbons (Printing Press, Art)
Jane Gillis (Beinecke)
Alessandro Gomez (Mechanical Engineering)
Valentina Greco (Genetics)
Kallol Gupta (Cell Biology)
Maria Gutierrez (International Programs; Art & Archaeology)
Valerie Hansen (History)
Leslie Harkema (Spanish)
Michael Harris (Web Technologies)
Verity Harte (Philosophy)
Stavroula Hatzios (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology)
Marketa Havlickova (Math)
Hannan Hever (Judaic Studies)
Joy Hirsch (Psychiatry; Neurobiology)
Charles “Robin” Hogen (Communications)
Stephen Holton
Robert Horwitz (Psychology)
A. Sarah Hreha (Gruber Foundation)
Lisa Huck (Divinity; Title IX)
Marcia Inhorn (Anthropology; International Affairs)
Anjani Jain (Management)
Judit Jimenez Sainz (Therapeutic Radiology)
Mary Dillon Johnson
Jutta Joormann (Psychology)
Dana Karwas (Arts; Dean’s Office)
Thomas Kavanagh (French Literature)
Hilary Kawall
Zachary Keating (Art)
Betsy Kellem (Law)
Stephen Kellert (Forestry & Environmental Studies)
Jenna Kim (Ophthalmology)
Jeffrey Koplan (Medicine)
Linda Kulman (Journalism)
Azamat Kumykov (Business)
Gary Kupfer (Medicine; Pediatrics)
Albert Laguna (American Studies)
Anthony Lavely (Restaurant industry)
Keith Light (Admissions/Higher Education) 
Haifan Lin (Cell Biology)
Brett Lindenbach (Microbial Pathogenesis)
Lainie Lipsher (Development)
Lawrence Lipsher (Management/Finance)
Zachary Liscow (Law)
Henry Lord (Business)
Vivien Lu (East Asian Languages and Literatures)
Felix Lui (Medicine; Trauma)
Nancy Lyon (Sterling Library Archivist)
Jocelyn Malkin (Psychiatry)
Vincent Marchesi (Pathology)
Mindy Marks (Alumni, Psychology)
John Mauceri (Musician)
Sean McAvoy (Development)
Thomas McCarthy (Air Force ROTC)
Dave McCoart (Culinary)
Thomas McGlashan (Psychiatry)
John Merriman (History; Former HOC)
Pilar Montalvo
Nuno Monteiro (Political Science)
David Monz (Law)
Judith Moore
Arvin Murch (Development)
Michael Murrell (Biomedical Engineering)
Gina Narracci (Architect)
Robert Narracci (Architect)
James Nikkel (Physics)
Sarah Nikkel (Development)
Laura Niklason (Vascular Biology; Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering)
Indra Nooyi (Management)
David Novicki (Medicine)
Sarah Nuland
Edward O’Brien (Government)
Susan Olson 
Gene Outka (Religious Studies; Philosophy)
Annabel Patterson (English)
Stephen Peterson
Christian Pettker (Medicine; Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Lauren Pinzka (French)
Christopher Pittenger (Psychiatry)
Vincent Pitts
Leopold Pospisil (Anthropology)
Richard Powers (Business, College Seminar Instr)
Maya Prabhu (Psychiatry)
Brian Price
Claire Qureshi
Joseph Roach (Theater; English; African American Studies)
Susanne Roberts (Library Sciences)
Fernande Ross
Abby Roth (Law; Government)
James Rothman (Cell Biology)
Andrew Rubenoff (Event Coordinator)
Ronnie Rysz
Tori Rysz (Development)
Paul Sabin (History)
Basmah Safdar (Medicine; Emergency Medicine)
Maurice Samuels (French)
Aoky Sarhan (Investments)
Martin Saunders (Chemistry)
Ellen Scalettar (Government)
​Gloria Schaffer (Government)
Mark Schenker (Sr Assoc Dean Yale College)
Ellie Schmelzer
Eric Schorr (Playwright, Composer)
Richard Shank (Electrical engineering)
Eugene Shapiro (Medicine)
Ali Sharwan (World Fellow)
Jason Shaw (Linguistics)
Cicero Silva (Medicine; Diagnostic Radiology)
John Sinard (Pathology)
Steven Smith (Political Science; Former HOC)
Susan Smith (Former Assoc HOC)
Joseph Solodow (Classics)
Stephanie Spangler (Public Health; Medicine)
Adam Spivack (Psychiatry)
Joshua Steiner
Eliyahu Stern (Judaic Studies)
Thomas Stewart (Psychiatry)
Paul Stonehart
Jeanne Straus
Fred Strebeigh (Writing)
Barry Svigals
David Sze
Matthew Tanico
Camila Tessler (Manuscripts and Archives)
Jack Thomas (Theater production)
Vic Tolentino (Law; Healthcare; International Students)
Sarah Tudesco (Librarian)
Jane Tylus (Italian)
Federico Vaca (Medicine; Emergency Medicine)
Flora Vaccarino (Psychiatry; Neurobiology; Child Stdy Ctr)
Josephina van Wolfswikel (Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology)
George Veronis (Geophysics)
Robert Villani (Facilities)
David Walker (Medicine)
Merle Waxman (Career Development)
Stephen Waxman (Neuroscience)
Marney White (Psychology/Public Health)
Stephanie Wiles
Aicha Woods (Architect)
Gui Woolston (Business; Economics)
Jonas Zdanys (English)
George Zdru (Architecture; Facilities Planning)
Heping Zhang (Biostatistics)
Lauren Zucker (Community Affairs)
 

Resident Fellows


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.