Meet the Peabody

Curators & Collections Staff

The exceptional collections in the care of the Museum’s curatorial staff are at the heart of University teaching, the interdisciplinary studies of researchers from around the world, and the Museum’s exhibitions that communicate the importance and excitement of studying Earth’s history and diversity.

The 10 divisions charged with the care of more than 14 million specimens and objects housed in the Yale Peabody Museum are overseen by curators appointed from the Yale University faculty.

 

Board of Curators

Jay Ague Curator-in-charge,
Mineralogy & Meteoritics
+1 203 432 3171 jay.ague@yale.edu
Paola Bertucci Curator-in-charge,
History of Science & Technology
Bhart-Anjan Bhullar Assistant Curator,
Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Derek Briggs Curator-in-charge, Invertebrate Paleontology; Curator, Invertebrate Zoology,
Invertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Zoology
+1 203 432 8590 derek.briggs@yale.edu Website
Richard Burger Curator,
Anthropology
Oswaldo Chinchilla Curator-in-charge,
Anthropology
John C. Darnell Curator,
Anthropology
+1 203 432 2159 john.darnell@yale.edu Website
Michael J. Donoghue Curator-in-charge,
Botany, Paleobotany
+1 203 432 2074 michael.donoghue@yale.edu
Michael R. Dove Curator,
Anthropology
+1 203 432 3463 michael.dove@yale.edu Website
Casey Dunn Curator-in-charge, Invertebrate Zoology; Curator, Informatics,
Invertebrate Zoology, Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 3109 casey.dunn@yale.edu Website
Erika Edwards Curator,
Botany
Jacques Gauthier Curator-in-charge, Reptiles,
Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Frank Hole Curator Emeritus,
Anthropology
+1 203 432 3683 frank.hole@yale.edu Website
Pincelli Hull Assistant Curator,
Invertebrate Paleontology
Roderick J. McIntosh Curator,
Anthropology
Martha Muñoz Assistant Curator, Amphibians & Reptiles,
Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Leonard Munstermann Curator-in-charge,
Entomology
Thomas J. Near Curator: Ichthyology,
Vertebrate Zoology, Ichthyology
+1 203 432 3002 thomas.near@yale.edu Web Page
Noah Planavsky Associate Curator,
Mineralogy & Meteoritics
+1 203 432 9043 noah.planavsky@yale.edu
Richard Prum Curator-in-charge, Birds,
Vertebrate Zoology, Ornithology
+1 203 432 9423 richard.prum@yale.edu
Eric Sargis Curator: Mammals,
Vertebrate Paleontology, Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy
+1 203 432 6140 eric.sargis@yale.edu Website
David Skelly Curator: Amphibians,
Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology
Jessica Thompson Assistant Curator,
Anthropology
Anne P. Underhill Curator,
Anthropology
Elisabeth Vrba Curator Emeritus,
Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy

Collections Staff

Alexi Baker Collections Manager,
History of Science & Technology
+1 203 437 3084 alexi.baker@yale.edu
Dan Brinkman Museum Assistant,
Vertebrate Paleontology
+1 203 432 3760 daniel.brinkman@yale.edu
Leo W. Buss Curator Emeritus,
Invertebrate Zoology
+1 203 432 3869 leo.buss@yale.edu Website
Susan Butts Senior Collections Manager,
Invertebrate Paleontology
Jessie Cohen Associate Registrar for NAGPRA,
Anthropology
+1 203 432 2779 jessie.cohen@yale.edu
Roger H. Colten Senior Collections Manager,
Anthropology
Maureen DaRos White Museum Assistant,
Anthropology
+1 203 432 3770 maureen.white@yale.edu
Becky DeAngelo Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 4735 rebekah.deangelo@yale.edu
Carol DeNatale Renovation Director,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 9856 carol.denatale@yale.edu
Mariana Di Giacomo Natural History Conservator,
Divisions and Collection Support
Dan Drew Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 4735 daniel.drew@yale.edu
Marilyn Fox Chief Preparator,
Vertebrate Paleontology
+1 203 432 3747 marilyn.fox@yale.edu
Larry Gall Collections Manager,
Entomology
Erin Gredell Registrar
Susan Hochgraf Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 437 4695 susan.hochgraf@yale.edu
Shusheng Hu Collections Manager,
Paleobotany
+1 203 432 3790 shusheng.hu@yale.edu
Lynn Jones Museum Assistant; IPM Coordinator,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 464 3975 lynn.a.jones@yale.edu
Cathy Lash Preparator,
Vertebrate Paleontology
+1 203 432 3747 catherine.lash@yale.edu
Agnete Wisti Lassen Associate Curator,
Yale Babylonian Collection
Eric Lazo-Wasem Senior Collections Manager,
Invertebrate Zoology
+1 203 432 3784 eric.lazo-wasem@yale.edu
Celia Lewis Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 2874 celia.lewis@yale.edu
Christina Lutz Project Preparator,
Vertebrate Paleontology
+1 203 432 3747 christina.lutz@yale.edu
Brooke Mealey Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 437 4695 brooke.mealey@yale.edu
Samantha Murphy Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 437 4695 samantha.murphy@yale.edu
Barbara Narendra Archivist; Senior Museum Assistant,
Mineralogy & Meteoritics, Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 729 barbara.narendra@yale.edu
Stefan Nicolescu Collections Manager,
Mineralogy & Meteoritics
+1 203 432 3141 stefan.nicolescu@yale.edu
Ray Pupedis Senior Collections Manager,
Entomology
Vanessa Rhue Collections Manager,
Vertebrate Paleontology
+1 203 432 3748 vanessa.rhue@yale.edu
Lourdes Rojas Museum Assistant II,
Invertebrate Zoology
+1 203 432 5221 lourdes.rojas@yale.edu
Ray Simpson Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 5001 raymond.simpson@yale.edu
Patrick Sweeney Senior Collections Manager,
Botany
Aliza Taft Conservation Fellow: Objects,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 3965 aliza.taft@yale.edu
Jessica Utrup Museum Assistant,
Invertebrate Paleontology
+1 203 432 1722 jessica.utrup@yale.edu
Nate Utrup Museum Assistant,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 494 2619 nathan.utrup@yale.edu
Greg Watkins-Colwell Collections Manager,
Vertebrate Zoology, Herpetology, Ichthyology
Tim White Director of Collections and Research,
Divisions and Collection Support
+1 203 432 3767 tim.white@yale.edu
Kristof Zyskowski Collections Manager,
Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Ornithology
+1 203 432 9821 kristof.zyskowski@yale.edu