Jonelle Walsh

About Me

I’m originally from Massachusetts, and attended Bowdoin College, where I received my B.A. in Physics in 2005. I went to graduate school at the University of California, Irvine, and earned a Physics Ph.D. in 2011. I spent three years as an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. Since the fall of 2014, I have been a Mitchell Postdoctoral Fellow in Astronomy at Texas A&M University.

As an observational extragalactic astronomer, I study supermassive black holes in nearby galaxies with the goal of understanding how black holes and their host galaxies form and evolve together. My research focuses on analyzing the dynamics of stars and gas near supermassive black holes, using observations from high angular resolution facilities, like the Hubble Space Telescope, the Keck and Gemini telescopes assisted by adaptive optics, and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in combination with models generated on high performance computing resources.

(last updated 1/2017)