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Debra J Wallace

, Astronomy, Georgia State University

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About Debra

Dr. Debra Wallace is the Deputy Branch Chief for Astrophysics at the NASA MSFC where she leads a team of 30+ scientists working in high-energy astrophysics. Dr. Wallace started her astronomy career at the Space Telescope Science Institute with an undergraduate degree in business. She went on to obtain a MA in physics from Johns Hopkins, and a PhD in Astronomy from Georgia State. She started her NASA career at GSFC as a Post-doctoral Fellow, became a tenured faculty member at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, and spent three years as a member of the Astrophysics Branch at NASA Headquarters prior to joining NASA MSFC. When not enabling others research, Debra uses multi-wavelength visual imaging, spectroscopy, and interferometry to better understand black hole and gamma-ray burst precursor stars, their lifecycle, their influences, and their impact.


NASA GSFC, 05/2003 - 05/2006


Astronomy, Georgia State University, 05/2003


Astrophysics, Johns Hopkins University, 05/1999


International Business, University of Georgia, 05/1991

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