I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida. My research is focused on the physical processes that drive evolution of galaxies across a wide range of mass. I use observations—from telescopes such as ALMA, the VLT, and NuSTAR—in concert with N-body simulations to understand the interplay between star formation, active galactic nuclei, and the interstellar medium in mergers. In particular, I study the molecular gas properties of extreme starbursts and the evolution of starburst and AGN activity as mergers progress. Beyond galaxies, my research has implications for the mergers of supermassive black holes and the emission of gravitational waves, as well our understanding of starbursts galaxies as neutrino sources.
Upcoming Conferences and Talks
- 28-30 November 2018: “From Spiral Galaxies to CONs: Star Formation, AGN and the ISM that Fuels Them” (National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville, VA)