I'm an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student in the University of Michigan's Department of Astronomy, working with Eric Bell.
I'm interested in how galaxies form and evolve, from the smallest dwarf galaxies to large galaxies like the Milky Way. I use the gas content, resolved stellar populations, and satellite populations of massive galaxies to understand how they change as a result of their interactions with other galaxies.
For more details on my research, see here.
asmerci [at] umich [dot] edu
Sunset as seen from the Subaru telescope. Subaru is located at the summit of Mauna Kea, on the island of Hawaii.