Diana studies the nature of extrasolar planets, how they form, and how they evolve. Diana's work spans a variety of topics, including protoplanetary disks, planet formation, and planetary atmospheres. Diana's work particularly focuses on using the detailed evolution of small particles and trace gas species to interpret observational data and understand planetary evolution.
Prior to joining the university of Chicago Diana was a NASA Sagan postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Diana holds a PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a BA in Astrophysics and Physics from Harvard University.