Current Graduate Students

Robert Baldocchi
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: rbaldocchi[at]wesleyan.edu
Research Interests: red supergiants, stellar mass loss rates, spectroscopy
Hobbies: pet care, SCUBA diving, video games, hiking
Eric Bratton
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:
ebratton5002[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests:
black holes, compact objects, computational astrophysics, machine learning
Hobbies: 3x Smash Bros. Champ, getting bread (stonks), basketball, reading, rugby
Alex Dimoff
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: adimoff[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: binary stars, circumbinary planets, radio galaxies, large-scale galactic structures, computational astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics
Hobbies: skating, houseplants, baking, karate, Super Smash Brothers Melee
Chrystopher Goodteacher
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:
cdfg523[at]gmail.com 
Research Interests: exoplanets, solar system evolution
Hobbies: reading, video games
Jose Carlos Torres Hernandez
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: jctorresh7[at]gmail.com
Research Interests: galaxy formation and evolution, supernovae, statistical models, machine learning
Hobbies: running, reading, hiking, and exploring California
Christian Juarez
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:
chris.juarez01[at]gmail.com
Research Interests:
galaxy evolution/formation
Thesis Advisor:
Dr. Kate Rubin
Hobbies: 
music production, video games, playing guitar
Abhishek Kylasa
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:akylasa6586[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: extragalactic cosmology, high redshift cosmology, galaxy evolution
Hobbies: singing, chess, technology, anime
Rex Lam
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email:
rlam4352[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: chaos theory, binary stars, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, Grand Unified Theory, cosmology, Standard Model, quantum chromodynamics
Hobbies: Rubik’s Cubes, anime, video games
Zikun Lin
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: zlin4051[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: exoplanets, binary stars, compact objects (neutron stars), nuclear astrophysics, computational astrophysics, machine learning
Hobbies: magic tricks, illustration painting, video games, whiskey
Lauren Miller
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: laurenpmiller9618[at]gmail.com
Research Interests: exoplanets (emission/transmission spectroscopy, transits, eclipses)
Thesis Advisor: Dr. William Welsh
Hobbies: watching films, reading books, traveling to/exploring new locations, experiencing new cultures through food, researching my family heritage, drinking caffeinated beverages (tea or coffee), and going to concerts
Kaelee Parker
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: kparker8957[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: galaxy dynamics and evolution, circumgalactic medium, dwarf galaxies, rotation curves, dark matter
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kate Rubin
Hobbies: reading, swing dancing, archery, board games, baking
Josiah Purdum
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email:
jpurdum9775[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests:asteroids, comets, solar system objects, exoplanets, orbital dynamics, planetary science
Hobbies: hiking, football, soccer, cooking, some video games
  Shagun Ray
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: shagunray[at]gmail.com
Research Interests: galaxy formation/evolution, transiting exoplanets, dark matter halos
Hobbies: snowboarding, powerlifting, eating, rock climbing, and gaming
Raymond Remigio
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: raymond.p.remigio[at]gmail.com
Research Interests: dark matter, dark energy, black holes
Hobbies: video games, Japanese anime/manga, Japanese karaoke
Mitchell Yenawine
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: myenawine1[at]gmail.com
Research Interests: binary stars, hierarchical triple star systems, exoplanets, minimization techniques
Research Advisor: Dr. William Welsh
Hobbies: over-analyzing TV/movies, puzzles, competitive video games, cooking
 
 

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