Hello! My name is Ray Garner and I am a PhD candidate working towards my PhD in Astronomy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I previously attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where I graduated with a B.S. in Physics.

While I was at Furman, I completed research in general relativity with Dr. Bill Baker and fellow student Zachary Carter. During the summer of 2017, I attended a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. There, I worked on ionized gas kinematics of nearby low-mass galaxies with Dr. Liese van Zee.

Currently I am working with Dr. Chris Mihos on the detection of extragalactic star-forming HII regions near the spiral galaxy M101.