The Division of Vertebrate Zoology has six curators and three full-time collection staff. The Division also benefits from part-time staff, student employees, volunteers and interns.
Jon Moore is a Professor at Florida Atlantic College and is a Curatorial Affiliate within the Division of Vertebrate
Zoology specializing in Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles.
Twan Leenders is the Conservation Biologist for Connecticut Audubon Society and is a Curatorial Affiliate within the Division of Vertebrate Zoology specializing in Amphibians and Reptiles.
Gunter Wagner is a Faculty Affiliate in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology.
Peter Brazaitis is retired from the Wildlife Conservation Society and is a Curatorial Affiliate in Vertebrate Zoology specializing in crocodilians.
Jorge deLeon is the Ornithology Librarian who also does field work with birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
Adriana Rubenstein is an assistant in Ornithology.
Link Olson is a Curatorial Affiliate in Mammalogy.
James Prosek is an artist, an author, and a musician and he is a Curatorial Affiliate in the Vertebrate Zoology.
Gisella Caccone is a Curatorial Affiliate in Herpetology.
Max Shpak is a Yale alum and a Curatorial Affiliate in
herpetology and ichthyology. He is an avid
fisherman. He also SCUBA dives.
Nancy Rosenbaum is a retired professor and now volunteers within Vertebrate Zoology where she helps with the osteology collection of Ornithology and Mammalogy.
Dorie Petrochko volunteers in osteology where she often writes specimen numbers on bird and mammal bones. She spends most of her volunteer time at West Campus.
Theodora (Dora) Pinou is faculty at Western Connecticut State University and a Curatorial Affiliate for Herpetology at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Dora is interested in evolutionary topics especially related to reproductive biology of snakes and turtle ecology. She is also strongly interested in science education.
Greg Watkins-Colwell is Collection Manager of Herpetology and Ichthyology within the Division of Vertebrate Zoology.
Elyse Parker is an undergraduate student who works in the Ichthyology collection. She sorts, identifies and catalogs fish specimens and has recently been working with the deep sea specimens from Bear Seamount. Elyse is in the Yale Class of 2015.
Alex is a graduate student in the Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies School (Class of 2014). He works in the collection sorting, identifying and cataloging the herpetology and ichthyology collections.
Max is a Ph. D. candidate in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He works in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology in the herpetology and ichthyology collection and is primarily responsible for skeletal specimen preparation.
Maggie is a graduate student in the Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies School (Class of 2015). She was most recently an educator with Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo and works in the Division preparing and cataloging specimens.
Mikael is a graduate student in the Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies School (Class of 2015). He works in the collection mainly preparing specimens.
Anastasia is a graduate student in the Yale School of Public Health (Class of 2015). She prepares mammal and bird specimens for the collection.
Phil is a volunteer in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology. He mostly has worked updating the database regarding historic specimen loans.
Hale is a graduate student in the Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies School (Class of 2015). She prepares and catalogs specimens for the collection.
Jo-Anne is a volunteer for Vertebrate Zoology. She does amazing work in the Ornithology Library and has recently become a vital member of the "Bird and Mammal Bone-numbering Team".