Dr. Horst is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Previously, she worked with Dr. Roger Yelle at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, where she received her Ph.D. in 2011.
Her primary research interest is atmospheric chemistry. In particular, the complex organic chemistry occurring in the atmosphere of Titan. She also has interest in complex organics elsewhere in the solar system (and the universe!), and whether they are produced in an atmosphere or on a surface.
By now I hope that everyone has seen some of the spectacular images of the Saturn system (and especially Titan!) from the Cassini-Huygens mission. However, the measurements that often make my heart race are taken by instruments that reveal Titan in ways that our eyes cannot see.