I joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in 2019.
I am part of the UCSC Astrobiology Initiative.
I conduct interdisciplinary research on the role of cosmic radiation in the emergence of life, involving knowledge from different fields. While biologists have not yet reached a consensus on the definition of life, homochirality - the specific molecular handedness of biomolecules - is a phenomenon only produced by life. The unraveling of its origin require interdisciplinary research, by exploring fundamental physics, chemistry, astrophysics and biology.