Experimental Astrophysics, Infrared Astronomy, Stars and Exoplanets

Hi!  Welcome to my web page.  I am an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and the Institute for Astrophysical Research at Boston University.  I am engaged in a number of research programs aimed at understanding the variety of extrasolar planets orbiting low-mass stars.  That's me on the right, taking a selfie underneath the spherical secondary of a PlaneWave CDK-700 telescope, one of the telescopes that will become part of the Minerva Array.

About the image: This is an artist's impression of the white dwarf component of KOI-256 bending the light emitted by its M dwarf companion via gravitational microlensing, a consequence of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.  Please see my Research Page for details!