Ned Wingreen

Hertz Fellow: Ned Wingreen

Cornell University

Area of Study


Fellowship Years

1984 - 1989

Ned Wingreen is the Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences at Princeton University, and he is a member of the Department of Molecular Biology and of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, where he is associate director. In addition, he is associated faculty in the Department of Physics. In 2004, Ned joined Princeton University, and his research focuses on modeling intracellular networks in bacteria and other microorganisms, as well as studies of microbial communities.

As a Hertz Fellow, in 1989, Ned received his PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from Cornell University. He did his postdoc in mesoscopic physics at MIT before moving, in 1991, to the NEC Research Institute (NEC) in Princeton. At NEC, he continued to work in mesoscopic physics, but also started research in biophysics which grew into a general interest in problems at the interface of physics and biology. Ned is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


1989 - Resonant Tunneling with Electron-Phonon Interaction