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Postdoctoral Fellow
Jamila Pegues

Jamila Pegues joined STScI as an STScI Postdoctoral Fellow in September 2021,  after receiving her PhD in May 2021. As a fellow, she spends 50% of her time conducting independent research, and the other 50% of her time in functional support of STScI's missions. Her research focuses on surveying and modeling chemistry in protoplanetary disks. Dr. Pegues is especially interested in how protoplanetary disk chemistry varies with the host star, from cool, low-mass M-stars all the way up to bright, hot, massive Herbig Ae stars. To investigate this chemistry, she conducts observational surveys and runs astrochemical disk models around a variety of young stars.

She is a member of the STScI Science Policies Group (SPG) for both HST and JWST, as well as of the broader Science Mission Office (SMO). She is also designing and developing/co-developing software tools for use in branches of SMO. 


PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Harvard University
MS in Computational Science and Engineering, Harvard University
BA in Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University

Science Interests:

  • Protoplanetary Disk
  • Astrochemistry
  • Surveys and Models
  • Automation
  • Software Development


Research Topics:  Exoplanets; Astrochemistry; Chemical Abundances; Other


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ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6042-1486


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