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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before joining Penn, I was a J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. In the fall of 2022, I was a Research Member at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, and in the fall of 2018 I was a guest at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.

I got my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Peter May in 2014.

My research interests include algebraic K-theory, its applications to number theory and manifold theory, and equivariant stable homotopy theory.

Here is my CV.

### Contact Information

Department of Mathematics

David Rittenhouse Lab

209 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395

** Office**: DRL 3E5D

** E-mail**: mmerling at math.upenn.edu

### Personal Information

I am originally from Romania. I grew up in Bucharest, where I attended a German school. I came to the US to attend Bard College as an undergraduate.