Faculty Advisors & Contact Information

All undergraduates, including entering freshmen (who should also meet with their college advisor), should consult one of the MB&B Faculty Advisors assigned to their class for further information, advice, and for signing their course schedules. There is no need for the DUS to sign your course schedule. Please consult the list of faculty advisors below.

Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)

Karla Neugebauer
(email to MBBUndergrad@yale.edu)
SHM C-123 (203-785-3322)

DUS Registrar

Elizabeth Vellali
(email to MBBUndergrad@yale.edu)
SHM CE-26A (203-737-2060)

Majors Accepted to the B.S./M.S. Program

Karla Neugebauer
(email to MBBUndergrad@yale.edu)
SHM C-123 (203-785-3322)


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Class of 2017

Lynne Regan
322 BASS (203-432-9843)


Professor Lynne Regan obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Oxford University and her Ph.D. in Biology from MIT. She did post-doctoral research at DuPont and at the LMB in Cambridge, UK. Her research interests include protein design, synthetic biology, the chromatin thermodynamics and protein-protein interactions in healthy and diseased states. In her research she uses a combination of biophysical, computational, biochemical and molecular biological techniques.


To schedule an appointment with professor Lynne Regan, contact her assistant Lisa Adams, (203) 432-5708


Bill Konigsberg
SHM CE-14A (203-785-4599)


Professor Konigsberg earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and became a full Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 1976. The current objective of the Konigsberg laboratory is to determine the mechanisms used by B family DNA polymerases for base discrimination.

Class of 2018

Karla Neugebauer
C123 SHM (203-785-3322)


Karla Neugebauer obtained her BS in Biology at Cornell University and her PhD in Neuroscience from University of California at San Francisco. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer 3 Research Center, she developed an unreasonable obsession with RNA, becoming fascinated by two problems: 1) how are RNA processing and transcription coordinated in space and time in living cells? and 2) how does RNA participate in the architecture of eukaryotic cells? Techniques are molecular biology, cell biology, imaging, bioinformatics, genomics. She pursued these questions since 2001 at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology in Dresden, Germany, where she was Vice-Dean of the graduate school. She joined the Yale MB&B faculty in 2013. Click here to visit her lab web page.



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Julien Berro
Bass 230 (Science Hill) (203-737-3285)


Professor Berro studied Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Physics at Ecole National Chimie Physique Biology in Paris, France and at the Institute National Polytechnique in Grenoble, France. He got his PhD in Mathematical Modeling in Biology at Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. He did his post-doctoral research at Yale University. His lab combines experimental, theoretical and computational approaches to understand how forces are produced in the cell, especially during endocytosis. Click here to visit his lab webpage.

Class of 2019

Joe Howard 
334A Bass (203-432-7245)


Joe Howard studied Mathematics (B.Sc., 1979) and Neurobiology (Ph.D 1983) at the Australian National University. His interest in mechanics at the cellular and molecular scale began during postdoctoral studies in Bristol, UK and San Francisco (hair cells and hearing) and continued as a Professor at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle (motor proteins) and as Director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics in Dresden, Germany (cytoskeletal systems). Joe's research combines theory and experiment. He joined the Yale MB&B faculty in 2013 and holds a secondary appointment in Physics. Click here to visit his lab webpage.


Dieter Söll 
238A BASS (203-432-6200)


Dieter Söll is Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He received his early education in Germany (Tübingen, Berlin) and England (Durham University) before earning his PhD in Chemistry at the Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart, Germany. After post¬doctoral training with H.G. Khorana at the University of Wisconsin he joined (in 1967) the faculty of Yale University. Söll‘s research interests have varied widely from genetics, molecular biology, genomics, and evolution of protein biosynthesis to grav¬ity perception in plants. The recurring theme of his research is the understanding of the role of transfer RNA and amino¬acyl-tRNA synthetases in interpreting the genetic code. Currently he is working on expanding the genetic code in the realm of synthetic biology. Click here to visit his lab webpage.

Class of 2020

Enrique De La Cruz 
BASS 336A (203-432-5424)


Enrique M. De La Cruz, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. He is a first generation Cuban-American who was raised in Newark, NJ. Dr. De La Cruz earned his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology (BCMB) with Dr. Thomas D. Pollard at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and received postdoctoral training in the laboratories of Dr. H. Lee Sweeney and E. Michael Ostap at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. De La Cruz has published extensively in the areas of actin and myosin regulation, RNA helicases, and signaling enzymes, for which he has received a number of awards and honors. Click here to visit his lab web page.


Patrick Sung 
SHM C-130A (203-785-4553)


Patrick Sung studied Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool and earned his DPhil from Oxford University. He received postdoctoral training in Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Rochester, joined the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston as Assistant Professor in 1993, and relocated to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio as Associate Professor in 1997. He was appointed Full Professor in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry at Yale in 2003, and served as Department Chair between 2009 and 2015. His research focuses on the mechanism of DNA break repair in yeast and human cells. Click here to visit his lab webpage.