MODA is an international collaboration with the following members:


  • Lee Armus

  • Franz Bauer

  • Julie Comerford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her primary research interest is merger-driven galaxy evolution as traced by dual AGN and offset AGN, where offset AGN are supermassive black hole pairs where only one of the black holes is accreting gas as an AGN. She develops observational techniques for discovering dual AGN and offset AGN, for example using narrow AGN emission lines that are offset in velocity from systemic and AGN that are spatially offset from host galaxy centers. She uses these objects to study AGN triggering and supermassive black hole growth in galaxy mergers.

  • Aaron Evans

  • David Sanders

  • Kevin Schawinski

  • Nick Scoville

  • Ezequiel Treister

  • Meg Urry


  • Michael Koss

  • Hugo Messias

  • Francisco Müller-Sanchez

  • George Privon is a prize postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Florida. He is primarly interested in the interplay between star formation, AGN, and galaxy mergers as they relate to the evolution of galaxies.

  • Vivian U