Morse Fellows

Morse College is a vibrant community. We would love to count you among us. The Fellows meet a few times per semester at the Head of College’s house, to interact with friends from all parts of the University and from the broader community. Many play the role of Advisor for a student or two. We extend invitations to student functions such as performances and college-wide social events, welcome participation at intramural sports, provide dining privileges in the college at lunch or dinner, all so you can meet with students, faculty and friends. Please join us - we welcome you!

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Leonard K. Kaczmarek

Professor of Pharmacology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Biography

Len Kaczmarek is a Professor of Pharmacology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He carried out his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of London and carried out research at the University of California at Los Angeles, the Free University of Brussels, Belgium and the California Institute of Technology before joining the Yale faculty in 1981.He served as Chairman of the Yale Department of Pharmacology from 1989 to 1998. Professor Kaczmarek’s laboratory studies the biochemical changes that occur within neurons to produce prolonged changes in the behavior of an animal. In particular, his group discovered the genes for many of the ion channel proteins that are directly responsible for the electrical excitability of nerve cells. He is currently investigating the way mutations in these proteins in humans are responsible for several forms of intellectual disability and autism. Prof. Kaczmarek has authored or edited several books, and is co-author of the textbook “The Neuron”. 

Interests:

Prof. Kaczmarek plays guitar in several music groups, including the :”Cellmates” a Yale based rock band, specializing in the “bio-rock” genre, as well as in two jazz ensembles. 

Offers assistance in:

Career advising

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Henry Kasha

Physicist, MSc,DSc

Biography

Henry Kasha was born and educated in Warsaw through WWII until 1950. He received his MSc from Hebrew University Jerusalem in 1954, did his research at Imperial College London from ‘57-‘59 and became a DSc in ‘60 via Tecnnion Haifa where he remained to teach for 2 years before going to Paris to conduct research at Brookhaven National Lab. Professor Kasha left Paris in ‘70 for Yale as a Senior Research Physicist and Lecturer until 2004. He worked from ‘73-73 at CERN and in ‘90 at the Superconduction Supercollider Lab in Texas.

Interests:

Prof. Kasha’s interests include experimental elementary particle physics and astrophysics, high energy accelerators as well as European history and military history.
 

Offers assistance in:

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

Contact Information:

203 562 8040

David L. Katz

Director, Prevention Research Center

Biography

David Katz is the founding (1998) director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center. He received his BA from Dartmouth College in three years in 1984, his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in ‘88, and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health in ‘93. He is a two-time diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. He has published roughly 200 scientific papers and chapters, more than a thousand columns, and authored 15 books to date.

Interests:

Dr. Katz is into health promotion, equestrian pursuits, creative writing, philosophy, carpentry, inventing, skiing, and journalism.
 

Offers assistance in:

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

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Frank Keil

Professor

Biography

Frank Keil, former Master of Morse College, came to Yale after 21 years at Cornell University. He has been on the faculty in the Psychology department since 1998. Currently he is the Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Psychology and is the Chair of the department. After his BS at MIT in 1973, he went on to get his MA from Stanford in ‘75 and PhD in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania in ‘77. Professor Keil teaches an undergraduate lecture course in Developmental Psychology as well as undergraduate seminars in various topics in Cognitive Science. His recent work focuses on how children and adults grasp the causal structure of the world around them and how they cope with explanatory gaps.

Interests:

Prof. Keil pursues cognitive science, science education, cognitive development, concepts and conceptual change. He also enjoys a lifelong interest in all aspects of sailing.

Offers assistance in:

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

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Cate Kellett

Catalog and Government Documents Librarian

Biography

Ms. Kellett graduated from Cornell University in 2005 with a B.A. in Spanish, History, and Latin American Studies. She earned her M.A. in Spanish Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from SUNY Albany in 2007. She then went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010 with a JD/M.A. in Library and Information Science. Currently she works as a Catalog and Government Documents Librarian at Yale Law School.  

Interests:

Ms. Kellett is interested in Native American Law and yoga.

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Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health

Biography

Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and an executive committee member of the Yale Council on Middle East Studies.  He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a faculty member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale McMillan Center.  Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than two decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among drug users and other at-risk populations, including its ethical aspects.  Dr. Khoshnood is the Principal Investigator of a NIH/Fogarty International Center Research Ethics Training and Curriculum Development Program with China. Dr. Khoshnood is actively engaged with several research projects in Lebanon with a broad focus on the epidemiology and prevention of HIV/AIDS and substance use among Lebanese-born and displaced populations.  Dr. Khoshnood teaches a course at Yale School of Public Health entitled: “Responding to Violent Conflict: Epidemiological Methods & Public Health Interventions” which focuses on how epidemiological methods are applied to understand specific health consequences of violent conflicts, including infectious diseases, mental health, maternal/child health, and chronic health problems.   The course has a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region.


Natalie Kofler

Molecular Biologist and Bioethicist

Biography

Natalie Kofler is a trained molecular biologist and the founding director of Editing Nature at Yale University, a global initiative to steer responsible development and deployment of environmental genetic technologies. Natalie’s work navigates the technical, ecological, and ethical complexity of gene editing applications designed to impact wild species, such as CRISPR-edited mosquitos to prevent malaria transmission, genetic strategies to eliminate invasive species, or the use of CRISPR gene editing to promote species resiliency to changing climates. She builds deliberative platforms that engage diverse expertise, worldviews, and historically marginalized voices to foster effective public engagement, promote wise innovation, and inform sensible policy. Natalie worked in biomedical research where she actively used genetic technologies like CRISPR before founding Editing Nature to become a leading voice in CRISPR and synthetic biology ethics. She has authored numerous publications on the topic, served on expert panels, and contributes to UN mandated documents. Her work has been highlighted by Pacific Standard Magazine and National Geographic. Natalie served as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center and collaborates with the Yale Program in Biomedical Ethics. She received her PhD in cellular, molecular, and medical biosciences and MS in human nutrition and metabolic studies from Columbia University and her BS in human anatomy and cell biology from McGill University.

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Anthony Koleske

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Biography

Anthony J. Koleske studies the biochemical mechanisms that control changes in cell shape and movement, with a specific interest in cells in the brain called neurons. He joined the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1998 and has a joint appointment in the Department of Neurobiology. Dr. Koleske really enjoys teaching the first module (Biol 101) in the introductory Biology series. He is married to Ruth Koleske, a mathematics instructor, and they have 16 year old twins Ben and Emily. 

Interests:

Dr. Koleske was the director of admission for our PhD program in MB&B for nearly 10 years and has just begun as the Director of our Combined PhD program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Offers assistance in:

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

Jennifer Kowitt

Doctoral Student, Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

Biography

Jennifer Kowitt graduated from Yale in 2004, and proceeded to work in museum education at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) and the Brooklyn Museum. She received her MA in History of Art from the University of Bristol, Bristol, England in 2008, and is currently a doctoral student in the special education program (Department of Educational Psychology) at the University of Connecticut, where her research interests include using museums to teach cognitive and social skills to people of all ages with a range of disabilities. Ms. Kowitt continues teaching adults with cognitive and social disabilities at YCBA.

Interests:

Ms. Kowitt enjoys History of Art, and Special Education – especially transition, autism, and postsecondary education for students with disabilities.

Offers assistance in:

Advising and mentoring for upperclassmen, Career advising

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