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Ata Sarajedini

Ata Sarajedini

Associate Dean for Natural Sciences & Mathematics

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Brief Biography

Ata Sarajedini is a Professor of Astronomy and former Associate Chair of the Department of Astronomy. After receiving his PhD at Yale University in 1992, he spent five years as a postdoctoral researcher and a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. He then moved to San Francisco State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Hubble Fellow. He spent two years as an Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and relocated to UF in 2001. Dr. Sarajedini received an NSF CAREER award in 2001 and a University of Florida Research Professor award in 2006. His research is focused on the resolved stellar populations of Local Group galaxies. These include field stars, open and globular clusters in the Milky Way, M31, M33, the Magellanic Clouds, and numerous nearby dwarf galaxies.

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