• Ann M. Hermundstad

    I lead a group at Janelia Research Campus. I apply methods from physics to the study of complex biological systems. To read more about the problems that I work on, check out the links above.

    email: hermundstada at janelia dot hhmi dot org



I grew up in Grand Junction, Colorado, about 30 miles from the Utah border. I've been lucky to live in some beautiful places, including Bolivia, California, Paris, and now Philadelphia. And I love to travel, which has taken me to a number of other beautiful places. When I'm not on the road, I spend my time outdoors or messing around with various art and writing projects.

Between my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I spent time volunteering overseas. Here are a few of the highlights:

kiina fellow instructor and friend Kiina

third grade class our third-grade class

students as fruit our students as fruit

La Paz overlooking our home in La Paz

Isla del Sol view from Isla del Sol

Salar de Uyuni "island" in the Salar de Uyuni

I spend my spare time with poetry, art, and dance:


Tap Recital recovering from a tap dance performance

And I spend the rest of my time with an awesome family:


Hawaii, take 1

Hawaii, take 2