Fellows of Jonathan Edwards

A (5) | B (13) | C (3) | D (2) | E (6) | F (7) | G (3) | H (11) | J (3) | K (3) | L (9) | M (5) | N (2) | O (2) | P (6) | R (4) | S (9) | T (4) | U (1) | W (9) | Z (1)

Wendy Gilbert


Wendy Gilbert is excited to join the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, coming from her previous post as an Associate Professor of Biology at MIT. Her love affair with molecular biology in general, and RNA in particular, began at Princeton, when she was an undergraduate studying alternative pre-mRNA splicing in Paul Schedl’s lab. She earned her PhD at UCSF with Christine Guthrie, studying mRNA export and being fascinated by the exquisite mechanisms that couple export-competence to completion of RNA processing. As a postdoc in Jennifer Doudna’s lab at UC Berkeley, she studied mechanisms and regulation of translation initiation. Since starting her own lab in 2008, Wendy has continued to study the features of mRNAs that control protein production. Research in Wendy’s laboratory is unified by her interest in RNA-dependent regulatory mechanisms and currently includes investigations of translation efficiency determinants, alternative 5′ UTRs, ribosomes, snoRNAs, and regulated RNA modifications. She was the inaugural winner of the RNA Society’s Early Career Award in 2017.

Barbara Goddard


Basha served as Sr. Administrative Assistant to five Masters and as the Administrator of Jonathan Edwards College from 1980-2005.  She coordinated the Tetelman Fellowship from its inception and loved working with students, Fellows, staff and whoever else in creating events for the benefit of all in the greater community.  She traveled with the Yale Symphony to far away lands, and especially enjoyed planning recitals (and an occasional opera), extending JE’s fine tradition in the arts.  ”It was a great ride,” and when her second granddaughter was born on her 65th birthday, she moved to Berkeley to help and enjoy yet another of life’s beautiful experiences.  She misses the Yale scene and is available to chat with students at any time. 


Linda Greenhouse


Linda Greenhouse teaches at the Law School, where she is the Joseph Goldstein Fellow in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence. For 30 years before coming (back to) Yale in 2009, she was based in Washington as the New York Times Supreme Court correspondent. She won several major awards during her journalism career, including a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Court. At the Law School, she teaches courses related to the Supreme Court. She writes a biweekly opinion column on law for the Times web site. She is a graduate of Harvard and received a master's degree from Yale Law School in 1978. She grew up in Hamden and now lives in downtown New Haven with her husband, Eugene Fidell, also a J.E. fellow who teaches at the Law School. Their daughter, Hannah Fidell, is a filmmaker in Los Angeles.
email linda.greenhouse@yale.edu office phone (203) 432-2514