Jane is an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy. She received her PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics at Harvard University. Prior to joining Columbia, she was an NHFP Sagan Fellow at University of Michigan. Her work centers on observing protoplanetary disks, especially with ALMA, in order to elucidate how planets form. Specific interests include the influence of environment on planet formation, the chemical evolution of disks and its link to exoplanet atmospheres, and the demographics of protoplanets.