The University of Minnesota
Dept. of Astronomy 116 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55455
I am a post-doctorate research associate at the Univserity of Minnesota. In my current research, I study the process of star formation in nearby, starburst dwarf galaxies, how the star formation changes with time, and how the star formation is spatially distributed as a function of time. I am the lead researcher on the Multiwavelength Survey of Starburst Galaxies which is focused on characterizing the starburst phenomenon using data from the Hubble, GALEX, Spitzer, and Chandra Space Telescopes.
I worked on a number of different projects during my PhD including studying molecular gas in the Milky Way's Galactic Ring and variable stars in the nearby spiral galaxy, M33. My PhD disseration included deriving the star formation of nearby starbursting dwarf galaxies and measuring the duration of the starbursts in these systems.
The UV image of the Holmberg II galaxy shown above was downloaded from the GALEX website.