Joey Rodriguez (Michigan State University)
Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy
College Station, Texas 77843
Joey Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University for using transiting exoplanets and eclipsing disks to understand planet formation and evolution. Prior to his appointment at MSU, he was a Future Faculty Leaders Postdoctoral fellow and a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Astronomer working at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. Currently, his focus is discovering new keystone exoplanetary systems that provide insight into key questions about planet formation/evolution using observations from NASA’s Kepler, K2, and TESS missions.