Department of Physics and Astronomy
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at York University. My research focuses on astroparticle physics and dark matter phenomenology. I am interested to find out what the particle nature of dark matter and its interactions are, and how we can trace its signatures on the Galactic distribution of dark matter. I use the results of cosmological simulations of galaxy formation and observational data to study the dark matter distribution in galaxies like our own, and explore their implications for dark matter direct and indirect searches.
I obtained my PhD from UCLA in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Graciela Gelmini. Before joining York University, I have held postdoctoral positions at MPIK in Heidelberg, the GRAPPA Center of Excellence at the University of Amsterdam, and the IPPP at Durham University.