My research focus on galaxy formation using a range of complementary techniques. More recently, I have been focusing on the poorly-understood balance between gas inflow (accretion of gas from the circumgalactic medium), outflow (energetic feedback into the interstellar medium due to stellar winds, supernova explosions, and black-hole activity) and gas consumption rate (star-formation). This energy exchange determines the physical properties of the gas (e.g., temperature, density, kinematics) that shape the mass-metallicity relation and the galaxy luminosity function, enrich and pollute the intergalactic medium, and regulate the transport of ionizing photons.

My work has been mostly observational in nature, targeting galaxies at different cosmic epochs to directly trace their evolution, while using local galaxies as laboratories to understand their distant analogs. More details about my research can be found in my publications.