Dr Karukes is an astrophysicist, currently a postdoctoral researcher at AstroCeNT and a member of the CTA collaboration.
She received a Master’s degree in physics from the Southern Federal University (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) in 2012 and her PhD in astrophysics from SISSA (Trieste, Italy) in 2016. During her PhD she worked on analysing the kinematical measurements of different type of galaxies in order to assess properties of the dark matter haloes that surround the galaxies.
She was then employed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at ICTP-SAIFR (Sao-Paulo, Brazil), where she stayed from 2016 to 2019. During these years she became a member of the CTA Collaboration and took part in the science working group Dark Matter and Exotic Physics. She was also in charge of the Astro/Cosmo Journal Club at ICTP-SAIFR.
From April 2019 she is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Particle Astrophysics Group lead by Prof. Leszek Roszkowski.
The research interests of Dr Karukes revolve around understanding the fundamental properties of dark matter and galaxy formation processes where non-baryonic matter plays an important role. The aim of her research is to draw a link between the properties of individual galaxies and cosmology.