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I am Chilean astronomer doing research on exoplanetary science. Since 2023, I am a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, supported with a University Research Fellowship by Royal Society.

My research aims to understand how planetary systems form and evolve, with a particular focus on their outer regions that host a wide variety of objects from gas giant planets down to smaller icy bodies similar to comets clustered in debris discs analogous to the Kuiper belt. These outer regions hold the key to understand fundamental processes of planet formation, their dyncamical evolution, and habitability. To that end, I use a variety of observations (e.g. with ALMA and JWST) and simulations (e.g. dust evolution, hydrodynamical and N-body).