- PhD, Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 2009
- MS, Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 2005
- BS, Planetary Science, minor in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003
Dr. Salyk teaches courses in planetary science, observational astronomy, and introductory physics.
Dr. Salyk studies the formation of planets using both ground- and space-based telescopes. In particular, she studies the relationship between protoplanetary disk properties (including chemical composition) and planetary diversity.