Students and Alumni

Graduate Students

Taylor Forman, Bacterial diversity

Sean Corrigan

Jessica Klusmeyer, Circumstellar disks

Ismael Mireles, Exoplanets orbiting bright stars

Reid Perkins, Venus craters

Jonas Powell

Undergraduate Students

Terra Ganey, Exoplanets

Michael Henderson, Exoplanets orbiting white dwarfs

Rachel Marino, Circumstellar disks

Andrew Munro, Venus lithosphere

Mason Tea, Imaging Exoplanets

Katie Toner, Venus volcanoes

Hunter Vannier, Interstellar Medium in the Sun’s path

David Vizgan, Circumstellar disks

Nicole Zalewski, Venus tesserae


Evan S. Carter, M.A., 2018
"The Debris Disk Around AU Mic: Measuring the Scale Height as a Proxy for Probing the Strengths of Bodies in the Collisional Cascade" Now a PhD student at UT San Antonio

Jordyn-Marie Dudley, M.A., 2018
"Hydrogen in Eucrite, Angrite, and Ureilite Pyroxene: Implications for Water During the Planetesimal-Embryo Stage of Earth’s Formation" Now a Planetary Geochemist at NASA Johnson Space Flight Center

Zachary S. Lambros, M.A., 2018
"Questing for Minute Traces of Molecular Gas in Circumstellar Debris Disks: AU Microscopii and 49 Ceti Edition" 

Prajwal Niraula, M.A., 2018
"Planet Hunting and Characterization with K2" Now a PhD student at MIT

Cail Daley, B.A., 2018
"Using Vertical Structure to Infer the Dynamical Mass Hidden in the AU Mic Debris Disk" Now a PhD student at U. Illinois

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

Benjamin McKeeby, M.A., 2017
"Weathering and sulfate formation in Sulfur Springs St. Lucia: A Mars analogue site" Now a Ph.D. student at Univ. Pittsburgh

Rachel Aronow, B.A., 2017
Aronow R.A., Herbst W., Hughes A.M., Wilner D.J. and Winn J. N. (2018) Optical and radio observations of the T Tauri binary KH 15D (V582 Mon); Stellar properties, disk mass limit, and discovery of a CO outflow, AJ 155:1. Now a PhD student at UMass Amherst

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

Girish Duvvuri, B.A., 2017
"Necroplanetology: Disrupted Planetary Material Transiting WD1145+017" Now a Ph.D. student at University of Colorado

Avi Stein, B.A., 2017
Stein A. J. and Gilmore M. S. (2017) GIS-based data pipeline for the extraction of radar emissivity and dielectric constant values for physiographic surface units on Venus, 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conf., Abstract #1183. Now in the Programming sector

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

Jesse Tarnas, B.A., 2016
"Transit, secondary eclipse, and phase curve analysis to characterize Kepler exoplanets" Now a Ph.D. student at Brown University

Sarah Kopac, Ph.D., 2015
"Ecological dimensions in diversification of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus lichenformisNow a postdoc at University of Connecticut

Nicole Arulanantham, M.A., 2015
"Examining the Near-Infrared Properties of KH 15D with Spitzer Photometry and GNIRS Spectra" Now a Ph.D. student at University of Colorado

Lisa Korn, M.A., 2015
"Carbonate and Silicate Minerals in a Gullied Crater within Eridania Basin, Terra Sirenum, Mars"  Project Geologist at HTE Northeast, Inc.

Sam Factor M.A., 2015
ALMA Observations of Molecular Gas Emission from a Protoplanetary Disk in the Orion Nebula Cluster" Now a Ph.D. student at University of Texas, Austin

Ama Essuman, B.A., 2015
Where did the Water Go? Modeling the Diffusion of Hydrogen in Lunar ApatiteNow a graduate student at UCLA

Gregory Wong, B.A., 2015
Copper tolerance of spores of B. subtilisNow a Ph.D. student at Penn State

Daniel Brugioni, B.A., 2015
"Geomorphology of a Crater Region within the Eridania Basin, Mars: Construction of a Geologic Map" Now a graduate student at Colorado School of Mines

Jack Singer, B.A., 2015
"New Clues from our Moon's Explosive Past: Volatile Contents of Lunar Melt inclusions" Now working in the environmental sector

Jesse Lieman-Sifry, B.A., 2015
"The Mysterious Case of 49 Ceti: A Gas-Rich Debris Disk and its Implications for Planet Formation" now working on medical imaging for Arterys 

Dilovan Serindag, B.A., 2015
"Analyzing Kepler Exoplanets from their Optical Phase Curves" 

Amy Steele, M.A., 2014
"Resolved Millimeter-wavelength Observations of Debris Disks around Sun-like Stars" Now a Ph.D. student at University of Maryland

Eric Edelman, M.A., 2014
"Tracing the Evolution and Impact of the Stellar Winds of Solar-like Stars" Now an Education and Outreach Producer at

L. Miché Aaron, B.A., 2014
MS Sam Houston State Univ., now a Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Peter Martin, B.A., 2014
"Modeling and Experimental Analysis of Potential Martian Brines" Now a Ph.D. student at Caltech

Raquel Martinez, M.A., 2013
"Searching for Spectral Signatures of the Hidden Secondary Component of BM Ori: Improved Spectroscopic Findings" Now a Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Texas, Austin

Diana Windemuth, M.A., 2013
"Dramatic Evolution of the Disk-Shaped Secondary in the Orion Trapezium Star θ1 Ori B1 (BM Ori): MOST Satellite Observations" Now a Ph.D. student in Astrobiology, Univ. of Washington

Patrick Harner, M.A., 2013
"Potential Martian Evaporites and their Spectral Signatures" MS Univ. of Arizona, JD College of William and Mary

Keenan Golder, M.A., 2013
"Geomorphology of Eridania Basin, Mars: A Study of the Evolution of Chaotic Terrain and a Paleolake" Now a Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

Craig Malamut, M.A., 2013
"Mapping the Local Interstellar Medium with High-Resolution UV Absorption Spectroscopy" Now in Hollywood pursuing science outreach through animation

James Dottin, B.A., 2013
"Can Merrillite Provide Information on Water in Martian Meteorites? Preliminary Results From Los Angeles and QUE 94201" Now a Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Marlyand

Dr. Holly Capelo, M.A., 2012
"Optical and Near-IR Studies of KH 15D: Locating the Trailing Edge of the Protostellar Circumbinary Ring" PhD Univ. of Göttingen, Germany, now Faculty of Science Univ. Bern

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

Dr. Julia Mulhern, B.A., 2012
"Using Tessera Terrain to Investigate Fold Belt Topography in Ovda Regio, Venus" PhD Univ. of Utah, now a geologist at Shell

Rebecca Snelling B.A., 2012
"Chemical variation within the Talcott flood basalt, Connecticut " Now working in the environmental sector

Jane Wiedenbeck, M.A., 2011
"Characterization of bacterial evolution: the importance of ecology and the rate of divergence on species formation" Now in the Green Corps

Katherine Wyman, M.A., 2011
"Probing Our Heliospheric History: Constructing a Density Profile of the ISM in the Sun's Rearview Mirror" Now a Technical Assistant for the Chandra Space Telescope at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Laura Anderson, B.A., 2011
Gilmore M. S., Thompson D. R., Anderson L. J., Karamzadeh N., Mandrake L., Castaño R. (2011) Superpixel segmentation for analysis of hyperspectral datasets, with application to CRISM data, M3 data, and Ariadnes Chaos, Mars, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JE003763.

Dr. Marshall Johnson, B.A., 2011
"The Shadows of Distant Worlds: Exoplanetary Transit Timing Using the Perkin Telescope" PhD Univeristy of Texas, Austin, now a postdoc at OSU

Margaret Selzer, M.A., 2010
"Characterizing the optical properties of Coclodinuium polykrikoides: Implications for the remote sensing of harmful algal blooms in the Peconic Estuary, NY"

Erin Arai, M.A., 2010
"Effective Temperature Variations of a Transiting Exoplanet Host Star" Now working in the finance sector

Amanda Thompson, M.A., 2010
"Kinetics of hydrogen isotope fractionation in gypsum: Planetary and terrestrial applications" Now at the Museum of Science, Boston

Tristan Kading, M.A., 2010
"Acid volcanic fluids at Copahue Argentina: Analogs for ancient fluids at Meridiani Planum, Mars" Now a Ph.D. student at WHOI

Emily Leiner, B.A., 2010
“Analyzing light curves of transiting extrasolar planets" Now a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin

Dr. Samantha Lawler, M.A., 2009
"The gas component of KH15D's circumbinary disk" Ph.D., University of British Columbia, now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria

Dr. Tanya Harrison, M.A., 2008
“Origin and Composition of the Light-Toned Layered Deposits in Iani Chaos, Mars” Worked Malin Space Science Systems, Now a PhD University of Western Ontario, now a postdoc at ASU

Dr. Ann Ollila, M.A., 2007
“Temperature analysis of gullied slopes on Mars: Evidence for a thermal control on gully formation” Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences at UNM, now at Chevron

Beck Straley, B.A., 2007
“Mapping and structural analysis of SW Tellus Regio, Venus” Now working in the environmental sector

Dr. Cassie Fallscheer, M.A., 2006
"Young stars and disks" Ph.D. from the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, now a Lecturer in Physics at Central Washington University

Dr. Nina Lanza, M.A., 2006
“Geometry of martian hillside gullies in the northern hemisphere: evidence for an insolation-driven mechanism of formation” PhD in Planetary Sciences from UNM, now at Los Alamos National Lab

Dr. Maya Gomes, B.A., 2006
"Jarosite formation at Sulfur Springs, St. Lucia, WI as a Mars analogue" PhD Northwestern, now faculty at Johns Hopkins Univ.

Sarah Dunagan, M.A., 2005
"Foliar accumulation of mercury and its effects on the reflectance spectra of vegetation in Connecticut" Now a research scientist at the Silent Spring Institute

Matthew Merrill, M.A., 2005
"Autonomous mineral detectors for future Mars exploration missions" Now at the USGS, Reston

Mary Hui, B.A., 2005
"Variability in the ONC: Periods, slow variables, and X-ray flares", Now working in the finance sector

Naomi Goldenson, B.A., 2005
"Slope Stability for Granular Materials Under External Vibration" M.A. in Planetary Geology at Arizona State University; now a Ph.D. student in Atmospheric Sciences at the Univ. of Washington

Carl Cervone, B.A., 2004
"Assessing soil loss and its impact on agrarian livelihoods: A case study of the village of Kambi ya Simba, Tanzania" Officer with the Multi-Environmental Society (MESO), Tanzania

Dr. Catrina Hamilton-Drager, Ph.D., 2003
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Dickinson College

Dr. Cheney Shreve, M.A., 2003
“Estimating the coverage of P. australis in the wetland regions of the Connecticut River using remotely sensed data” Ph.D., University of Virginia, now a technical engineer at ITT Visual Information Solutions

Taras Gapotchenko, M.A., 2002
“Use of ocean color remote sensing in the study of primary productivity and anoxia in Long Island Sound”

Eleyne Phillips, B.A., 2002
Gilmore M. S. and Phillips E .L. (2002) Role of aquicludes in formation of Martian gullies, Geology 30, 1107-1110. Staff at Earthquake Science Center, USGS Menlo Park

Dr. Ian Garrick-Bethell, B.A., 2002
Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

Dr. Shoshanna Cole, B.A., 1999
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Ithaca College

Dr. Robert Nelson, M.A., 1969
Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute, Activist

Dr. William V. Boynton, B.A., 1966
Professor, Dept. of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona

Dr. E. Myles Standish, B.A., 1960, M.A., 1962
Jet Propulsion Laboratory