Contact Information

Astronomy Department
96 Foss Hill Drive
Van Vleck Observatory 101
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459

(860) 685-3669 (office)
(860) 685-2131 (fax)

Research Group

Wilson Cauley, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014-present

Prajwal Niraula, M.A., 2018

Hunter Vannier, B.A., 2020

Alexis Braunrot, B.A., 2018

Stephanie Bachman, KNAC REU, summer 2017

Julia Zachary, B.A., 2017
   Measuring the Local ISM Along the Sight Lines of the Two Voyager
   Spacecraft with HST/STIS
(High Honors)

Julian Dann, B.A., 2017
   Our Stellar Neighborhood: Analysis of the Local Interstellar Medium
    using Absorption Spectroscopy
(High Honors)

Girish Duvvuri, B.A., 2017
   Necroplanetology: Disrupted Planetary Material Transiting WD1145+017

Kristen Luchsinger, M.A., 2017 (now Ph.D. student at New Mexico State U.)
   Blue Skies Through a Blue Sky: An Attempt To Detect Rayleigh
   Scattering in the Atmospheres of Extrasolar Planets Using a Ground-
   Based Telescope

Abigail Shneyder, B.A., 2017

Carolyn Morris, KNAC REU, summer 2016

Jennifer Kahn, summer 2016

Rebekah Kahn, summer 2016

Max Lee, B.A., 2016

Julia Lighter, B.A., 2016

Jesse Tarnas, B.A., 2016 (now Ph.D. student at Brown University)
   Transit, Secondary Eclipse, and Phase Curve Analysis to Characterize
   Kepler Exoplanets

Dilovan Serindag, B.A., 2015 (now Ph.D. student at Leiden Observatory)
   Analyzing Kepler Exoplanets from their Optical Phase Curves
   (High Honors)

Coady Johnson, B.A., 2015 (now a chef)

Eric Edelman, M.A./B.A., 2014 (now at Morrison Planetarium/CA Academy of Sciences)
   Tracing the Evolution and Impact of the Stellar Winds of Solar-like Stars

Adam Jensen, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2010-2013 (now Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska Kearney)

Raquel Martinez, M.A., 2013 (now Ph.D. student at U. of Texas)
   Searching for Spectral Signatures of the Hidden Secondary Component
   of BM Ori: Improved Spectroscopic Findings

Craig Malamut, M.A./B.A., 2013 (now an animator in NYC)
   Mapping the Local Interstellar Medium with High-Resolution UV
   Absorption Spectroscopy

Benjamin Tweed, B.A., 2013 (now in NYC)

Mark Popinchalk, B.A., 2013 (now a Ph.D. student at CUNY)

Estella Barbosa de Souza, KNAC REU, summer 2013 (now physics Ph.D. student at Yale University)

Jakob Schaeffer, M.A., 2012 (now at Museum of Science and Industry)
   Guiding Light in the Shadow of Distant Worlds: An Autoguider for the
   0.6m Perkin Research Telescope

Michael Fusco, KNAC REU, summer 2012 (now Ph.D. student at U.Arkansas)

Katy Wyman, M.A., 2011 (now hiking the PCT)
   Probing Our Heliospheric History: Constructing a Density Profile of the
   ISM in the Sun's Rearview Mirror

Marshall Johnson, B.A., 2011 (now Columbus Postdoctoral Fellow at Ohio State University)
   The Shadows of Distant Worlds: Exoplanetary Transit Timing Using the
   Perkin Telescope
(High Honors)

Erin Arai, M.A., 2010 (now Ph.D. student at Boston U.)
   Effective Temperature Variations of a Transiting Exoplanet Host Star

Katie Boyce-Jacino, B.A., 2010 (now humanities Ph.D. student at JHU)

Emily Leiner, B.A., 2010 (now Ph.D. student at U. Wisconsin)
   Other Worlds: Analyzing the Light Curves of Transiting Extrasolar
(High Honors)

Ross Falcon, U. Texas/B.S., 2008 (now Astrophysicist at Sandia Nat'l Lab.)

Ryland Brooks, McDonald Obs. REU, summer 2006 (now at GO!Northwest)