Naibi Marinas

I was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. From 1989 to 1992, I attended La Facultad de Artes y Letras at Universidad de la Habana where I was majoring in philology. In October 1992, I came to the United States, studied English and attended Miami-Dade College from 1993 to 1996. I later transferred to the University of Florida to study physics and mathematics and graduated in 1999. After a summer internship at the Harvard-Smithsonian CFA, I decided to continue graduate studies in astronomy and obtained a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Florida in May 2007.

My main areas of research are star and planetary system formation. I used mid-infrared and near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy to study young stars and the dusty disks that surround them. It is within these disks that new planetary systems are born.

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