I am an Associate Professor of Astronomy and a John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University

Along with my students and postdoctoral fellows, we research a wide range of explosive and eruptive astrophysical phenomena, including gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events, ultra-luminous supernovae, and other optical transients (mainly from the Pan-STARRS project), as well as magnetic activity in sub-stellar objects.  We use observations across the electromagnetic spectrum - from radio to γ-rays - from observatories around the world and in space.

I was previously a joint Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2007) and Carnegie-Princeton Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2008) at the Carnegie Observatories and Princeton University.

I received a PhD in Astrophysics from Caltech in 2004, with a thesis focused on multi-wavelength studies of gamma-ray bursts, their host galaxies, and type Ib/c core-collapse supernovae.