Research

I am interested in a wide range of scientific problems, from improving our understanding of how stars evolve and change as they age, to studying the structure of galaxies to infer their formation mechanisms. My research program takes advantage of many professional telescopes on Earth and in space, including the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope, Subaru, Gemini, Keck, MMT, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Hubble, GALEX, and XMM. I have published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals over the past five years. My research program is supported both through NASA and NSF research grants.


Major Research Themes

Star Formation Histories of Nearby Stellar Populations

Stellar Evolution and Mass Loss

The Initial Mass Function

Star Clusters

White Dwarfs

The Formation and Evolution of Nearby Galaxies