Fellows

Joan Monin

School of Public Health

Joan Monin is an Assistant Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Yale School of Public Health. She completed her undergraduate education at University of Rochester and earned her PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Monin’s research examines how emotional processes affect health in older adult relationships. Her research combines survey methods and laboratory experiments to understand the mechanisms (e.g. emotional contagion, cardiovascular reactivity) and moderators (gender, individual differences in attachment) involved in these processes. Currently her research focuses on understanding how exposure to a loved one’s suffering affects the physical and psychological health of older adult caregivers.

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Gil Mor

Ob/Gyn

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine. In his research he examines topics related to the immunology of implantation, the role of apoptosis in tissue remodeling and cancer, as well as the role of inflammation in cancer formation and progression. At the present time he is the Division Director of the Reproductive Science Division at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He directs the Reproductive Immunology Unit and the Translational Research Program “Discovery To Cure” at Yale University. Dr. Mor is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 
Dr. Mor is funded by grants from National Institute on Child Health and Human Development and National Cancer Institute as well as several pharmaceutical companies and is widely published in the area of immunology and reproduction with more than 230 publications.

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Maria Moreno

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyEmail Maria Moreno

John Murray

A Trumbull alumnus, John Murray, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Yale twice over, having received his B.S. In Physics and Mathematics in 2006 and Ph.D. In Physics in 2013. His lab’s research is in theoretical neuroscience, a multidisciplinary field that uses computational and mathematical modeling approaches to study brain function.

Stephen Naron

Fortunoff ArchivesStephen Naron began his career as an archivist at the Fortunoff Video Archive before moving to Stockholm, Sweden in 2008, where he worked as a translator and academic librarian. He returned to New Haven in 2015 with his wife and two daughters. He received his MSIS from the University of Texas in Austin, a BA in History from the University of Kansas, and has studied at Tel Aviv University, Freie Universitaet Berlin, and the Zentrum fuer Antisemitismusforschung/TU Berlin. Email Stephen Naron

Herbert Newman

School of Architecture

Mr. Newman has been on the Yale faculty since 1965. As a principal of Newman Architects, his work is found on many campuses and he has been active in planning, preserving, and rebuilding cities. He received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture from the AIA for lifetime achievement in 1995 and the Master Builder Award from Habitat for Humanity in 1993. He has received national AIA Honor Awards for Design Excellence for the redevelopment of New Haven’s Ninth Square District, the restoration and renovation of Yale’s Battell Chapel, and the Center for American Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery; national AIA/ALA awards for Yale Law School Library and Colgate University Library; more than twenty-five AIA/Connecticut Design Awards; and many New England Regional Design Awards. Mr. Newman’s firm is the subject of a monograph entitled Herbert S. Newman and Partners: Selected and Current Works, which is part of the Images Publishing Master Architect Series.

Paul North

Germanic Lang/LitEmail Paul North

Michael O'Brien

School of MedicineEmail Michael O'Brien

Kevin O'Connor

School of Medicine

Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Yale University. He earned a BS in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Tufts Medical School. He took his post-doctoral training in Immunology at Harvard where he also spent several years as an Assistant Professor. His investigative interests are in human translational neuroimmunology, with specific focus on defining the mechanisms by which B-cells affect tissue damage in autoimmunity. To this end, his group is engaged in understanding how B-cell subsets initiate and sustain autoimmunity. His team’s accomplishments include refining the role of Epstein-Barr virus in the multiple sclerosis (MS) brain and further defining the role of autoantibodies in children and adults with MS. They recently identified a network of B-cells that populate the MS central nervous system by trafficking through the cervical lymph nodes. Their current efforts include defining the immunopathology of myasthenia gravis (MG). His group demonstrated that MG antigen-specific T-cells belong to the pro-inflammatory Th17 subset and determined that MG patients harbor defects in B-cell tolerance. Their current focus is on describing the mechanisms of autoantibody production in MG, using high-throughput sequencing, toward the aim of improving therapeutic approaches.

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David O'Sullivan

Kenneth Panko

Yale NUS

Samuel Payne

Mathematics

Barbara Pearce

Real Estate/Law

Jordan Peccia

Chemical Engineering (SEAS)

Jordan Peccia’s interests are the application of molecular biology to environmental science and engineering; bioaerosol detection and source tracking, microarrays and other high throughput measurements, production of functional binding biomolecules, biological production of sustainable fuels, and land application of biosolids.

James Perlotto

Yale College graduate, class of 1978 (Ezra Stiles!), Fellow in Trumbull since 1988, including Resident Fellow/ Executive Fellow 1990 - 1993. Graduate of Boston University School of Medicine 1982, and University of Minnesota residency in Family Medicine and Community Health. After a three year service in the National Health Service Corps, returned to Yale as the Chief of Student Medicine and Athletic Medicine at Yale Health Services for 25 years, overseeing the care of all of Yale’s students. Special areas include GLBTQ health, HIV/ AIDS care , and Sports Medicine. Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and member of the Yale Med Admissions Committee for over 28 years now. Also currently on the Board of Advisers of the Yale Drama School’s Summer Cabaret. Retired from Yale in 2013 but still love being a Fellow of Trumbull. Also teaching college courses and career advising at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida part time.  Married to Tom Masse, former Deputy Dean of Yale School of Music and former Associate Provost for the Arts at Yale; and now Dean of the School of Music at Stetson University. We have a lively West Highland White Terrier named “Stella”.

Enjoy travel, art history, painting and photography, music, literature and Baseball !

John Persing

Surgery

Ruzica Piskac

Computer Science

Ruzica Piskac is an assistant professor (tenure-track) at Yale, Computer Science Department. Her research interests span the areas of programming languages, software verification, automated reasoning, and code synthesis. A common thread in Ruzica’s research is improving software reliability and trustworthiness using formal techniques.
Prior to joining Yale, Ruzica was an independent research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS) in Germany (January 2012-August 2013). Ruzica did her graduate studies at EPFL, Switzerland (2007-2011), where she worked under the supervision of Viktor Kuncak. She was awarded the Patrick Denantes Memorial Prize for her PhD dissertation. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science, obtained from the University of Saarland (supervised by Harald Ganzinger at Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science) in Saarbruecken, Germany, a Master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia.

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Thomas Pogge

Philosophy

Katerina Politi

Cancer Center

Frederick Polner

Attorney; Associate Head of College

Attorney Frederick Polner, J.D. is Associate Master of Trumbull College.  He is an attorney specializing in communications law, academic publishing, internet, and copyright issues.  He is a sailor and skier, loves jazz and plays the drums.  In Trumbull Frederick serves as a freshman adviser for some of the students interested in the legal field, helps organize the Master’s Teas, and joins in many of the activities of the college.

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