I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California Riverside. I obtained my PhD at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, in 2007. I then moved to postdoctoral positions in Europe, at the Kapteyn Institute in Groningen, The Netherlands, and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Munich, Germany. In 2013 I moved to Boston as an ITC Fellow in Harvard University before joining UCR as a faculty in 2015.

My main research interests include galaxy formation, dark matter and cosmology. My group uses and develops numerical simulation codes to learn about the physics behind these topics. Our projects involve the study of dynamics, hydrodynamics of the gas and radiation from stars in galaxies. To that end, we combine a good deal of computer programming and data analysis to learn how galaxies and dark matter halos form and evolve in the universe. More specific topics include dwarf galaxies, near field cosmology, satellite galaxies, galaxy morphology, star formation and feedback. Often we team up with particle physicists to learn more about alternative dark matter models and how these could impact the observable properties of galaxies.

My updated list of publications from NASA ADS or find the ORCID link below.