My primary research interest is in the detection and characterization of planets orbiting other stars, with the ultimate goal of understanding the process of planet formation generally, and the origin of the Solar System specifically.

Awards and Achievements

  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship Feynman Teaching Prize
  • Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching
  • AGU Carl Sagan Lectureship
  • AAS Newton Lacy Pierce Prize
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship ( 2012)
  • Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching