I work with Professor Dan Marrone at the University of Arizona to study gravitationally lensed dusty star forming galaxies one billion years after the Big Bang.  I am also a member of the South Pole Telescope Submillimeter Galaxy (SPT SMG) collaboration.  My research primarily uses observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Solar Eclipse 2017
Lime, OR

First-Author Papers

Spatially Resolved [CII] Emission in SPT0346-52: A Hyper-Starburst Galaxy Merger at z~5.7
Litke et al 2019…870…80L

Nature of the Diffuse Source and Its Central Point-like Source in SNR 0509-67.5
Litke et al 2017…837..111L


The Dynamics and Structure of Dusty Starbursts in the First 1.5 Gyr
ALMA Cycle 4, Proposal 2016.1.01499.S, Accepted (B-rated)

Very Large Array antenna at the Synthesis Imaging Workshop
Socorro, NM


Views on the ISM in Galaxies in the ALMA Era, September 2019
Characterizing the ISM Using Fine-Structure Lines in a z=5.7 Hyper-Starburst Galaxy Merger (poster)

Cloudy Workshop, May 2019
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Dusting the Universe Conference, March 2019
Local Organizing Committee member

The Origin of Galaxies, Stars, and Planets in the Era of ALMA, November 2017
The Structure of a Gravitationally Lensed Dusty Star-forming Galaxy at z=5.7 (poster)

14th Synthesis Imaging Workshop, June 2015
National Radio Astronomy Observatory and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM

AAS Meeting #223, January 2014
Determining the Intrinsic Shapes of Galaxies in the RESOLVE and ECO Surveys (poster)

2017 face-to-face
Tucson, AZ

Additional Papers

Ubiquitous Molecular Outflows in z>4 Massive, Dusty Galaxies. II. Momentum-driven Winds Powered by Star Formation in the Early Universe
Spilker et al 2020…905…86S/abstract

Ubiquitous Molecular Outflows in z>4 Massive, Dusty Galaxies. I. Sample Overview and Clumpy Structure in Molecular Outflows on 500 pc Scales
Spilker et al 2020…905…85S/abstract

The Complete Redshift Distribution of Dusty Star-forming Galaxies from the SPT-SZ Survey
Reuter et al 2020…902…78R/abstract

Megaparsec-scale structure around the protocluster core SPT2349-56 at z=4.3
Hill et al 2020

The [CII]/[NII] ratio in 3<z<6 submillimetre galaxies from the South Pole Telescope survey
Cunningham et al 2019

Spatially resolved water emission from gravitationally lensed dusty star forming galaxies at z~3
Jarugula et al 2019…880…92J/abstract

Imaging the molecular interstellar medium in a gravitationally lensed star-forming galaxy at z=5.7
Apostolovski et al 2019…628A..23A/abstract

The Extremely Luminous Quasar Survey in the Pan-STARRS1 Footprint (PS-ELQS)
Schindler et al 2019….5S/abstract

Source structure and molecular gas properties from high-resolution CO imaging of SPT-selected dusty star-forming galaxies
Dong et al 2019…873…50D/abstract

Fast molecular outflow from a dusty star-forming galaxy in the early Universe
Spilker et al 2018…361.1016S/abstract

A Massive Core for a Cluster of Galaxies at a Redshift of 4.3
Miller et al 2018

Galaxy Growth in a Massive Halo in the First Billion Years of Cosmic History
Marrone et al 2018…51M

ISM Properties of a Massive Dusty Star-forming Galaxy Discovered at z ~7
Strandet et al 2017…842L..15S

SPT0346-52: Negligible AGN Activity in a Compact, Hyper-starburst Galaxy at z = 5.7
Ma et al 2016…832..114M

ALMA Imaging and Gravitational Lens Models of South Pole Telescope—Selected Dusty, Star-Forming Galaxies at High Redshifts
Spilker et al 2016…826..112S

The Redshift Distribution of Dusty Star-forming Galaxies from the SPT Survey
Strandet et al 2016…822…80S

A survey of the cold molecular gas in gravitationally lensed star-forming galaxies at z > 2
Aravena et al 2016

An ALMA view of the interstellar medium of the z = 4.77 lensed starburst SPT-S J213242-5802.9
Béthermin et al 2016…586L…7B