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Astro PhD @ A&M

Current group members

  • Wenlong Yuan (graduate student)
    • Near-infrared observations of Milky Way Cepheids
    • Near-infrared observations of Cepheids in M101
    • Long-period variables in M33
  • Former group members

  • Samantha Hoffmann (graduate student and post-doctoral associate)
      Current position: Research Analyst, STScI
    • Search for Cepheids in hosts of type Ia supernovae (SH0ES project)
    • Cepheids and long-period variables in NGC 4258
    • Cepheids and long-period variables in NGC 4921

  • Anne Pellerin (post-doctoral associate)
      Current position: Assistant Professor, SUNY-Geneseo
    • Fundamental properties of very massive stars
    • Stellar clusters in resolved galaxies
    • Stellar population synthesis in the UV
    • Cepheids and long-period variables in M33

  • Joy Chavez (graduate student)
      Current position: Staff member, Gemini Observatory
    • HST observations of Cepheids in M33

  • Ryan Oelkers (graduate student)
      Current position: Post-doctoral associate, Vanderbilt University
    • Search for exoplanets in young southern stellar associations
    • Time-series photometry of stars observed with the Chinese Antarctic telescope CSTAR

  • Mike Smitka (graduate student)
      Current position: Visiting lecturer, Penn State University
    • Near-infrared observations of Cepheids and other variables in the Large Magellanic Cloud

  • Lingzhi Wang (graduate student)
      Current position: Post-doctoral associate, National Astronomical Observatory of China
    • Time-series photometry of stars observed with the Chinese Antarctic telescope CSTAR

  • Keri Bean (undergraduate student)
      Current position: Staff, JPL
    • HST observations of Cepheids in M81

  • Andrew Bradshaw (undergraduate student)
      Current position: Graduate student, UC-Davis
    • Ground-based observations of Cepheids in M33 (BS Thesis)

  • Salma Mahzooni (undergraduate student)
      Current position: Working in the energy sector
    • Near-infrared PL relations of LMC Cepheids (BS Thesis)

  • Steven Villanueva (undergraduate student)
      Current position: Graduate student, Ohio State
    • HST observations of Cepheids in M81