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Isaac Malsky

Isaac Malsky is a PhD candidate in Astronomy at the University of Michigan, where he specializes in computational modeling of exoplanet atmospheres under the guidance of Professor Emily Rauscher. His research focuses on improving model representations of the mechanisms that shape how exoplanet atmospheres form and change in space and time, and then uses those models to explore questions about how the exoplanets we observe in the universe came to be. He is particularly interested in the study of hot Jupiters, which are gas giant exoplanets that orbit very close to their host stars.Before starting graduate school, Isaac studied physics at the University of Chicago and conducted post-baccalaureate research at Argonne National Laboratory. While an undergraduate, he worked with Professors Abigail Vieregg and Leslie Rogers.In addition to his research, Isaac is also involved in teaching and mentoring students, sharing his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of astronomers. His advice for future and prospective students is to be proactive about seeking feedback and support from your mentors and peers. Take advantage of the resources within Michigan to support your graduate career, including mentoring workshops and conference support.