I am post-doctoral researcher in the fundamental physics group at the Max - Planck - Institut für Radioastronomie in Bonn, Germany. I received my PhD from the Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University in 2012. My research focuses on fast radio bursts (FRBs) and using pulsars and FRBs to study ionized media.

I grew up in Des Moines, IA and received my B.S. degree with honors in physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa.


Email: lspitler AT mpifr-bonn DOT mpg DOT de