Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Star and Planet Formation; Origin and  Evolution of Protoplanetary Disks;  Exoplanets; Atomic and Molecular Astrophysics; Astrobiology


2004 Ph.D. Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany, magna cum laude, PhD Advisor : Th. Henning

1999 M.A. in Astronomy, University of Bologna, Italy, summa cum laude with Honors, Thesis Advisors: G. Palumbo, M. Walmsley, P. Caselli

Positions Held: 

2016-pres Associate Professor, LPL, The University of Arizona

2011-2016 Assistant Professor, LPL, The University of Arizona

2009-2011  Staff Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute

2008–2011  Associate Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University

2004–2008 Research Associate, Steward Observatory, The University of Arizona

2002–2004 Doctoral Fellow of the Max Planck Society, MPIA

2000–2002 Graduate student at the University of Jena, Germany

Professional Affiliations: American Astronomical Society and Meteoritical Society