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 phone calls and meetings. Unfortunately, I'm sometimes slow in responding to all my correspondence. If it's urgent, text me or message my assistant 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 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. Call 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.