Observation studies of active galaxies: that is, galaxies with an accreting supermassive black hole. Co-evolving growth of black holes and galaxies: how do galaxies feed their black holes, and how do black holes influence star formation in their host galaxies. Time-domain monitoring of black hole accretion to echo map the structure of matter just above the black hole. Uses telescopes spanning the electromagnetic spectrum: observation in X-rays (Chandra, XMM-Newton), ultraviolet (GALEX), optical (Hubble, SDSS, Keck, Subaru, Magellan, LCO), infrared (Spitzer, Herschel) and radio (VLA) light.
- Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Arizona, 2010
- B.Sc., Astronomy, Penn State University, 2004
- B.Sc., Physics, Penn State University, 2004
- 2016-present: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
- 2013-2016: Hubble Fellow, Penn State
- 2010-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Santa Cruz
- Member, American Astronomical Society