Lisa Upton

Lisa is a Visiting Scientist here at HAO since September 2014 and also is currently working for Space Systems Research Corporation. In the spring of 2017, Lisa will begin a NSF postdoctoral fellowship at HAO, working as a collaborator with the dynamo group. Lisa's current research goals are aimed at understanding the solar dynamo, solar cycle variability, and the impact on the Sun-Earth environment. In particular her interests lie in observing and modeling magnetic flux transport. In the future, Lisa hopes advance Sun-Earth system research by bridging the solar interior and the solar atmosphere with AFT. She also hopes to use AFT as a tool to improve Space Weather and Space Climate predictions.

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Lisa Upton

As an undergraduate, Lisa Upton was awarded an Akamai REU Internship at the Keck Observatories’ Center for Adaptive Optics in Waimea, HI. In 2008, Lisa received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics and in 2010 she received her M.S. degree in Physics from UM. In 2012, Lisa received her 2nd Masters in Physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and was hired on as a Research Associate. In May of 2014, she received her Ph.D. in Physics from Vanderbilt University.

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