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Pamela Marcum (NASA)
Project Scientist
Pamela.M.Marcum@nasa.gov

Dr. Pamela Marcum began her research career with the study of white dwarf stars while an undergraduate at the Florida Institute of Technology, where she graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Space Sciences and Physics.  Her research direction changed to extragalactic astronomy while in graduate school, where she worked on the near-IR and optical properties of ring galaxies and galaxy groups, and also participated in Hubble Space Telescope Wide-Field and Planetary Camera-2 Science Definition Team activities. After receiving a Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Marcum became a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia where, with fellow team members of the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope at NASA Goddard, she worked on the first extensive ultraviolet imaging of local galaxies.  Before joining NASA Ames in 2009, Dr. Marcum worked for over a decade as a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at TCU in Fort Worth, TX.  For three of those years, she was appointed at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. , serving as the Program Scientist for the WISE and Kepler missions, and managing the UV/optical/IR portfolio of the Research & Analysis grants program.  

As the SOFIA Project Scientist, Dr. Marcum’s primary responsibilities are to assure the scientific integrity of the mission and to provide advice and guidance to the SOFIA Program Office on scientific issues.  Her research interests are directed towards observational and theoretical studies of galaxy evolution.

Pamela Marcum
 

 

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