Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellows

Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellows come to YIBS for two-year postdoctoral appointments in Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Department of Geology & Geophysics, and other environmentally-related disciplines.

Meet our current class of 2015 Donnelley Fellows below, and learn more about postdoctoral opportunities with YIBS on our Postdoctoral Fellowships page.

Oliver Griffith, Ph.D.

Research description: Oliver’s research aims to identify the processes that underpin the evolution of pregnancy in vertebrates, including reptiles. Secondly, he seeks to understand how pregnancy and specifically the evolution of a placenta interacts with the environment, and how this interaction may help or hurt organisms in a changing climate. Oliver is working with Professor Gunter Wagner in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

Fellowship dates: September 2015 - August 2017

View Oliver’s personal website. 

Chun Ho (Jason) Lam, Ph.D.

Research description: Jason is a member of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale, where he is working on new pathways to renewable fuels and chemicals. His postdoctoral project is titled “A path to fossil-free chemical feedstocks to alleviate global warming: Electrocatalytic upgrading of depolymerized lignin and industrial waste to value-added products”. Jason is working with Professor Paul Anastas at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Fellowship dates: July 2015 - June 2017

View Jason’s personal website. 

Charlotte O’Brien, Ph.D.

Research description: Charlotte’s research at Yale focuses on estimating global temperatures for the late Oligocene Epoch, which occurred from about 33.9 to 23 million years ago. Charlotte is working with Professor Mark Pagani in the Department of Geology & Geophysics.

Fellowship dates: September 2015 - September 2017

View Charlotte’s personal website. 

Adam Roddy, Ph.D.

Research description: For his postdoctoral research, Adam is studying evolutionary transitions in the structure-function relationships of flowers. He is working with Assistant Professor Craig Brodersen of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Fellowship dates: April 2015 - March 2017

View Adam’s personal website. 

Lindsey Swierk, Ph.D.

Research description: Lindsey’s postdoctoral work focuses on understanding amphibian responses to suburbanization. She is working with Professor David Skelly of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

Fellowship dates: July 2015 - June 2017

View Lindsey’s personal website.