Here's some quick pointers on how to best reach me. Basically, I prefer email over unscheduled phone calls or paper mail, but I do very much like scheduled calls and meetings. Unfortunately, I'm sometimes slow in responding to my correspondence. If it's urgent, text me or message my assistant (in a professional context), to call attention to your email. Other types of messaging - eg Twitter DM, Skype chat, Linkedin, etc - rarely get to me.
marKGersteinLab.org — Main
- The above works well for Gdoc sharing and calendar invites.
- My whitelist obviously does not have people trying to reach me for the first time. Consequently, sometimes initial emails end up in spam.
To prevent this, put *cyan* in the message subject.
- I have many addresses. The above is preferred. If you send to another address, I may get it - or I may not. (More.)
- Refrain from sending highly confidential information (such as passwords and SSNs) unencrypted over email. I can use Signal. (More.)
piaaGersteinLab.org — with asst.
Goes to me and my assistant. Use this (not my main email) for web forms -- e.g. for letters of reference. My assistant does not handle personal matters or my schedule (so write to me directly about appointments).
Phone, Cell, Text, & Fax
203 718-6559 — for "public" textsMy listed text number, best for calling attention to an email (via subject & sender), viz:
Look for the email with subject "sending you check for $15M."
-x508 — for texts & callsI have a number of other numbers for texts and cell phone calls.
XXX xxx-x508is my main one. Use sparingly. Also, avoid other phone and text numbers as I probably won't get your message.
mark.gerstein — for skype.Please don't try to "chat" with me here when not on an arranged call.
203 xxx 6105 — for nothing!
My official phone, which I rarely answer unless I'm expecting a call. Don't try this. Contact my assistant or arrange a phone call with me over email. Often, we'll ask you to call in via zoom.
x861 — for FAX
Still maintain. Email me if you want to send one.
Physical Location & Paper Mail
Bass 432A — office
If you want to meet in person (which I do like!), this is my office location. (See here for details.) You sometimes need authorization to get in the building after 6 PM. If so, arrange to call/text me, so I can meet you. Also, please announce yourself.
M Gerstein, Bass 432a, MBB, Yale U, New Haven, CT 06520
My correct paper mail address. I much prefer email to paper mail, so this will get a very slow response.