3c298_multi_color_for_astroMy research focuses on understanding the astrophysics of how massive local galaxies form and evolve over cosmic time. I study the demographics of distant (1.3<z<2.6, look back time 10 Gyr) galaxies with actively accreting supermassive black holes, known as quasars. I use the W.M. Keck Observatory and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to study the dynamics and distribution of ionized and molecular gas in distant galaxies. These galaxies tend to be small, comparable to the seeing (~1″).  My research utilizes high angular resolution techniques such as laser guide star adaptive optics (LGS-AO) and radio interferometry to resolve and study these tiny distant systems. This research is separated into two projects: searching for feedback on ionized ISM in quasar host galaxies, and the molecular interstellar medium of distant quasar host galaxies. Follow these links to learn more about my research. Figure on the left shows the amalgamation of the multi-wavelength data sets for one of the galaxies in our sample: 3C 298.