Research Interests: Exoplanets, habitability, astrobiology, dynamics of planetary systems

Courses: Astro 1: Astronomical Universe (Summer 2018)

Current avdisee: Cody Shakespeare (undergraduate)


First author:

A Dynamical Analysis of the Kepler-80 System of Five Transiting Planets,” MacDonald, M. G., Ragozzine, D., Fabrycky, D. C., et al. 2016, AJ, 152, 105

Three Pathways for Observed Resonant Chains,” MacDonald, M. G. and Dawson, R. I., 2018, AJ, 156, 5

“Disentangling the In-Situ Formation Conditions in Establishing the ’Dichotomy’ in Super-Earth Orbital Architectures,” MacDonald, M. G. and Dawson, R. I., in prep.

“Multivariate Analysis of Extrasolar Multi-planet Systems,” MacDonald, M. G. and Ford, E.B ., in prep.


The Orbital Eccentricity of Small Planet Systems,” Van Eylen, V., Albrecht, S., Huang, X., MacDonald, M. G., et al. 2018, ArXiv e-prints, arXiv:1807.00549 

“RV STIPs Detection,” Ragozzine, D. A., MacDonald, M. G., Tognetti, L. A., et al., in prep.