Lamiya Mowla is an observational astronomer studying the build-up of massive galaxies in the early Universe and a graduate student of astronomy at Yale University, USA. She studies how the structural properties of galaxies have evolved in the last 10 billion years, what factors have contributed to this evolution and how this can be used to infer overall galaxy formation and evolution.
Lamiya is from Dhaka, Bangladesh and she moved to the USA for undergraduate study in astrophysics at Wellesley College, MA. She is an advocate for equal opportunities in scientific research/education for students from countries with limited access to resources. She has taught in the Yale Young African Scholars and have founded an after-school program called Bangladesh Science Outreach in Dhaka, Bangladesh.