Morse Fellows

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Nikhil Padmanabhan

Faculty, Assoc. Professor, Physics and Astronomy

Nikhil Padmanabhan received his BS from Stanford in 2001 and his PhD in Physics from Princeton in 2007. Professor Padmanabhan came to Yale in 2009 and is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy. His research interests are in cosmology, specifically in understanding the “dark energy” that appears to dominate our universe. He is working with some of the largest astronomical surveys available and thinks about astronomical “big data.” 

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen

Jill Parchuck

, Associate University Librarian for Science, Social Science and Medicine

Jill Parchuck received a BA from LeMoyne College and an MLS and an MA in English from SUNY Albany.  She was formerly the Director of Science and Social Science Libraries and Director of Social Science Libraries at Yale. Before arriving at Yale she was  Head of the Watson Library of Business and Economics and Head of Original Monographs Cataloging at the Columbia University Libraries.  Ms. Parchuck was formerly a librarian at UCSD, the University at Buffalo, and the NY State Library.

Ms. Parchuck is interested in information science, management, research data management, literature, working in large academic institutions, change management, emotional intelligence, collaboration in the academic environment, and career strategies.

Career advising

Connecting students with research support services in the libraries

Len Peters

Chief Information Officer

Len Peters is the Chief Information Officer at Yale. He is responsible for advancing all technology supporting teaching, learning, research and administration across the campus. He holds an MS in Technology Management from Columbia University and is a graduate of Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program. His undergraduate degree is from Molloy College in business management. He completed his graduate studies at Columbia writing his thesis on Cloud Computing. He began his career at Merrill Lynch and has worked at GE as Chief Technology Officer, a Berkshire Hathaway company as e-Business CIO and was the SVP and CIO at Trilegiant, a Cendant company. Prior to Yale, Professor Peters was the Dean of Technology and CIO at Columbia Business School. He is currently a student at Northeastern University pursuing his Doctor of Education degree. He is also an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at Columbia University teaching a course called Enterprise-Wide Applications and Portfolio Management.

Talk to Prof. Peters about, music, photography, running, cycling, and, of course, anything technological!

Career advising, Connecting students to internships or other opportunities, Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications

Student Developers

Thomas D Pollard

Sterling Prof MCDB

Tom Pollard graduated from Pomona College in 1964. At Harvard Medical School he began a lifetime of research on the molecular basis of cellular movements. As a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Salk Institute and Yale, his research group discovered and characterized proteins that produce forces for cells to move. They used microscopy, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and mathematical modeling to formulate and test detailed molecular explanations for the roles of actin filaments in cellular movements, endocytosis and cytokinesis. Pollard chaired his departments at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and Yale and served as President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He is now Sterling Professor and Dean of the Graduate School at Yale.  Professor Pollard served as president of two scientific societies and in leadership positions at the National Academy of Sciences. His honors include the Gairdner International Award, E.B. Wilson Award from the American Society for Cell Biology and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine.

Prof. Pollard also explores classical music, running, and hiking.

Rafael Porrata-Doria

Professor-Professor of Law

Rafael Porrata-Doria has taught at Temple Univeristy School of Law since 1983; prior to that he was a visiting professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Rutgers-Camden Law School, LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome) and at the Lauder Institute of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before teaching, Professor Porrata-Doria practiced law in Philadelphia and Miami, Florida. From Santurce, Puerto Rico, and a 1977 graduate of the Law School, he has also passed the bar in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian. He has written on securities, and international law; consulted for World Bank, American Law Insititute and Senate of Pennsylvania. 

Prof. Porrata-Doria is immersed in international and comparative law, international business law, European Community law, securities and corporate law. He also has interests in Community development and healthcare. He is a veteran with over 20 years of service, and has experience and interest in national defense, and operational law.  

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising, Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications rafael.porrata-doria@temple.edu215.204.7694

Jeremiah Quinlan

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Jeremiah Quinlan is responsible for outreach to students, the selection process, the development of admissions policy and practices, and the advancement of Yale’s position as a global leader in undergraduate education. From 2011 to 2013, he also served as the inaugural Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid at Yale-NUS College.
Dean Quinlan graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a BA in History. More recently, he received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, majoring in Marketing, Finance, and Social Enterprise.

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising

Gene Redmond

Neuroscientist and Professor of Pschiatry

Dr. Redmond is a pioneer in studies of cellular and gene therapies for brain and spinal disorders. He has been on the Yale Medical School faculty and a fellow of Morse College for many years. He did his undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University in history and philosophy and then earned an MD from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, with rotations in England and Africa, before a residency in research psychiatry in Chicago and post residency fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda. He has a lab in the Caribbean where a lot of his research takes place.  

Dr. Redmond is additionally interested in international collaborations, ethical issues in medicine, history of medicine, music and Africa. He actively pursues white water rafting, biking, skiing, adventure travel, and climbing volcanoes. 

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising, Connecting students to internships or other opportunities

Lonnie Reed

CT State Representative

Representative Reed has had a career as a journalist, a political talk show host, and as President of Iger/Reed, a production company for documentaries and TV network specials. Rep. Reed has been deeply involved in Connecticut’s affairs and has been elected to the Connecticut General Assembly where she serves as Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee; Co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Life Sciences Causus; and Co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Long Island Sound Caucus. She is active in environmental, healthcare and women’s issues. 

Rep. Reed is deeply involved in a wide variety of public policy issues and in promoting public engagement in the political process.

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising, Connecting students to internships or other opportunities LonReed@Comcast.Net

Daniel E. Rosner

Research Professor, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Dan Rosner, Emeritus and Research Professor, was a Professor and formerly Chairman of Yale’s Department of Chemical Engineering. Dan Joined the Yale faculty in 1969 after 11 years of industrial research, having completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering at CCNY and PhD in Aeronautical Engineering at Princeton University. During his academic career, Professor Rosner developed/taught advance engineering courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, and directed the PhD research in convective energy-and molecular species-transport, fine particle technology, and combustion. He published over 240 papers on these topics and the award winning book “Transport Processes in Chemically Reacting Flow Systems.”

Professor Rosner also studied graphic arts/printmaking at the High School of Music & Art in NYC, graduating as August St. Gaudens Medalist in 1951. His art went on hold until the ‘70’s when he resumed print making at New Haven’s Creative Arts Workshop. His work has been published in “Science” magazine and “The New York Times.” Currently a member of the New Haven Paint & Clay, and the Hamden Art League, he is planning shows at Yale in October 2014, Orange, CT and Woodbridge, CT both in 2015.

Prof. Rosner would be pleased to meet with and advise Yale College students interested in (or considering) majoring in our School of Engineering, as well as recent alumni.

He is also interested in helping to organize/mount art exhibits (for the Morse College Gallery) by students and faculty/scholars associated with Morse College. 

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen

David Ross

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Program Director of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program

David Ross graduated from Yale College and Morse in 1999, and continued at Yale for his MD/PhD and residency before joining as faculty in the Department of Psychiatry. He is Associate Program Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Academic work includes research on how to integrate principles of adult learning into graduate medical education and on the process of ranking and recruiting applicants. He serves as co-chair of the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative and does clinical work at the West Haven VA treating veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Ross is happy to speak with folks about medical school, neuroscience, psychiatry, PTSD, music and the brain, residency programs, etc. He’d be even happier to talk about rock climbing, trail running, or Yale hockey!

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising, Serving as a reader for students preparing CVs and job or fellowship applications