asmerci [at] uw [dot] edu

Greetings!

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington, working with Julianne Dalcanton's and Ben Williams's research group. Until recently, I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD student in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan. 

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 galaxies roughly the size of our Milky Way to understand how they change as a result of their interactions with other galaxies. 

Satellite Galaxies

Galaxy Evolution

Regulating Star Formation

Stellar Halos & 

Merger Histories

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Sunset as seen from the Subaru telescope. Subaru is located at the summit of Mauna Kea, on the island of Hawaii.