My research interests are primarily focused on understanding the processes involved in the formation and evolution of galaxies. For this purpose, I have been analysing deep and/or wide-field imaging of nearby galaxies, including our Milky Way. The advantage of studying galaxies within about 5 Mpc is that they can be resolved into individual stars, and therefore studied in exquisite details. This provides an alternative and complementary approach to the large galaxy surveys at high redshift. Here I summarize my main research topics.

Star formation histories

Variable stars

Star formation stories Variable stars

Galaxy outskirts

Halo substructures

Galaxy Outskirts Halo Substructures