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)

Fall:  Michael Koelle
(email to MBBUndergrad@yale.edu
SHM CE-28A (203-737-5808) 

Spring:  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)

Faculty Advisors for Each Class Year

2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022

Class of 2019

Dieter Soll
238A BASS (203-432-6200)


Christian Schlieker
236A BASS (203-432-5035)


Christian Schlieker majored in Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Bonn, earned his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in 2004 and worked as postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research/MIT. He joined the Yale faculty in 2009 and is now an Associate Professor in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, where he investigates molecular mechanisms underlying nuclear envelopathies, using biochemical, cell biological and biophysical/structural methods.  Click here to visit his lab web page.

Class of 2020

Enrique De La Cruz
336A BASS (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.

Chuck Sindelar 
SHM CE25 (203-737-4752)


Class of 2021

Wendy Gilbert
C127 SHM (203-785-4857)


Wendy Gilbert studied Molecular Biology at Princeton (AB 1994) and Biochemistry at UCSF (PhD 2004). After postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley, she joined the faculty at MIT (2008). In 2017 she moved to Yale as an Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Wendy is passionate about RNA Biology and about increasing diversity and inclusiveness in STEM fields. Wendy’s lab combines systems approaches, molecular genetics, and biochemistry to understand post-transcriptional gene regulation in eukaryotic cells.

Andrew Mirkaner
318 BASS (203-432-8954)


Class of 2022

Michael Koelle

CE-28A SHM (203-737-5808)


Michael Koelle studied Mathematics and Biology at the University of Washington, earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stanford University, and received postdoctoral training in neuroscience and genetics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Yale he currently teaches MB&B 101a Biochemistry and Biophysics, as well as MB&B 300a Principles of Biochemistry I.  His lab studies the mechanism neural  signaling through G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). Neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, as well as many addictive drugs act in the brain at at least in part through GPCRs that activate hetrotrimeric G proteins to modulate the activity of neurons.  The Koelle lab studies the molecular mechanism of such signaling.  The lab also studies how such signaling is used to control neural circuits, with these studies focused on using genetics and microscopy to analyze the egg-laying circuit of the simple nematode worm C. elegans.   Click here to visit the Koelle lab webpage.