Thesis: In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion: Probing the Disk-Jet Connection in Fermi Gamma-Ray Bright Blazars
Yale University M.S. Physics
Fisk University M.A. Physics
Norfolk State University B.S. Physics, Magna Cum Laude
Vanderbilt University National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, July 2015 - present
Syracuse University Chancellor's Faculty Fellow, August 2013 - July 2015
Harvard University-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Center for Astrophysics, Future Faculty Leaders Postdoctoral Fellow, August 2014 - present
Professional Honors & Awards
Kavli Fellow Frontiers of Science Symposium, November 2016
Curator & Host TED Conference, February 2016
Host TED@IBM, October 2015
TED Fellow, 2015
American Astronomical Society Roger Doxsey Dissertation Prize, January 2014
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, August 2012
Edward Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, March 2012
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, June 2007
NASA-Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, June 2007
Leadership & Service
Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM Host & Executive Producer, July 2015 - present
American Astronomical Society Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy, January 2013 - 2015
Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology, Board of Trustees, January 2013 - present
Syracuse University, Faculty Advisory Board Member, Women of Color in STEM Program, August 2014 - present
Selected Publications - Research (Peer Reviewed)
Isler, J.C., Bailyn, C., Urry, C.M., Coppi, P., Brady, M., MacPherson, E., Buxton, M., Hasan, I., A Consolidated Framework of the Color Variability in Blazars: Long-Term Optical Infrared Observations of 3C 279, The Astrophysical Journal, 2016, submitted.
Tavecchio, F., Pacciani, L., Donnarumma, I., Stamerra, A., Isler, J.C., MacPherson, E., Urry, C.M., The Far Emission Region of the Gamma-Ray Blazar PKS B1424-418", Monthy Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2013, 435, 24.
Chatterjee, R., Fossati, G., Urry, C.M., Bailyn, C., Maraschi, L., Buxton, M., Bonning, E.W., Isler, J.C., Coppi, P., An Optical-Near-Infrared Outburst with No Accompanying Gamma-Rays in the Blazar PKS 0208-512, The Astrophysical Journal Letter, 2013, 763, 6.
Bonning, E.W., Urry, C.M., Bailyn, M., Buxton, M., Chatterjee, R., Coppi, P., Fossati, G., Isler, J.C., Maraschi, L.,SMARTS Optical and Infrared Monitoring of 12 Gamma-Ray Bright Blazars, The Astrophysical Journal, 2012, 756, 13.
Chatterjee, R., Bailyn, C., Bonning, E.W., Buxton, M., Coppi, P., Fossati, G., Isler, J.C., Maraschi, L., Urry, C.M., Similarity of the Optical-IR and Gamma-Ray Time Variability of 3C 454.3, The Astrophysical Journal, 2012, 749, 191.
Bonning, E.W., Bailyn, C., Urry, C.M., Buxton, M., Foassati, G., Maraschi, L., Coppi, P., Scalzo, R., Isler, J.C., Kaptur, A., Corrolated Variability in the Blazar 3C 454.3, The Astrophysical Journal, 2009, 697, 81.
Norman, D., Isler, J.C., Oluseyi, H., Morrison, N., Simpson, C., Trouille, L., Women of Color in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia: A Summary of a Conference, The National Academies Press, 2013. (Also reprinted in the American Astronomical Society's Specrum Newsletter, 2014.)
Selected Presentations - Research
McGill University Invited Seminar (McGill Science Institute), April 2016
Bryn Mawr College Colloquium, February 2016.
American Astronomical Society, 227th Meeting, Contributed Talk, January 2016
Princeton University Invited Seminar (Thunch), November 2015
American Astronomical Society, High Energy Astrophysics Division, Contributed Talk, August 2014
American Astronomical Society, 224th Meeting, Contributed Talk, June 2014
American Astronomical Society, 223rd Meeting, Doxsey Dissertation Prize Talk, January 2014