Staff

Mark Solomon
Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry; Chair, University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct
203-432-4449

Mark Solomon has been on the Yale faculty since 1992 and is currently a Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.  He has served on the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct since 2014 and as its Chair since July 2018.  His lab studies the roles of proteolysis in the cell cycle regulation of the model eukaryotic organism, Saccharamyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast).  He currently teaches courses directed at undergraduates, graduate students and medical students, and has served as both the Director of Medical Studies and as the Director of Graduate Studies in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.  He is a senator in the FAS senate and is a fellow of Silliman College.

Aley Menon
Secretary, University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct
203-432-4441

Aley Menon is an attorney and has served as Secretary of the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct since 2012. She previously worked in Yale’s Office of the General Counsel on student affairs, employment and labor matters, including Title IX issues. Before coming to Yale, she was a University Ombudsperson for ten years and directed a Multicultural Affairs Office for three years. Aley is originally from Kerala, India. She serves on the Title IX Steering Committee, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Climate and Inclusion Committee and is a Fellow of Timothy Dwight College.

Anita Sharif-Hyder
Associate Secretary, University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct
203-432-8798

Anita Sharif-Hyder has training in counseling and has served as Associate Secretary of the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct since December 2014. At Yale since 2006, Anita previously served as Assistant Director of Programs and Admissions at Yale World Fellows. Anita has a background in psychology and international affairs, and professional experience in student services and higher education administration. Originally from Bangladesh, Anita has lived in Venezuela, Kuwait, Egypt and India and is conversant in five languages. She is a Fellow of Timothy Dwight College.

Lani Danilowitz
Project Coordinator, University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct
203-432-4449

Ilana (Lani) Danilowitz has worked at Yale for over 30 years in various executive assistant and administrative capacities in the Provost’s Office. She has served as Project Coordinator for the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC) since 2014. Lani coordinates the many administrative aspects of the UWC, managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the office, coordinating the logistics of UWC proceedings, and supporting the UWC membership and the other participants in the UWC process. A native of Israel, Lani is fluent in Hebrew and German.