Assistant Professor, Vassar College
Dr. Colette Salyk received a BS in Planetary Sciences from MIT in 2003 and a PhD in Planetary Sciences from the California Institute of Technology in 2009. From 2009-2011 she was the Harlan J. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, and from 2011-2015 the Leo Goldberg Postdoctoral Fellow at NOAO. She is now an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College. Dr. Salyk’s primary expertise is the observational study of chemical and physical processes occurring in protoplanetary disks, and their connections to planet formation. She has extensive ground- and space-based observational experience related to the detection and characterization of molecules in planet-forming regions.