• 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 received my bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines, where I worked with Lincoln Carr on problems related to the quantum behavior of ultracold atoms. After a brief hiatus volunteering overseas, I moved to the University of California, Santa Barbara, to pursue my doctorate in physics. I joined the Complex Systems Group, headed by Jean Carlson, where I worked on a variety of topics in statistical physics related to granular materials, biophysics, and neuroscience. I did my postdoc in the Physics of Living Matter Group, headed by Vijay Balasubramanian and Philip Nelson at the University of Pennsylvania. As part of my position at UPenn, I spent a year in France working in the Laboratoire de Physique Theorique at Ecole Normale Superieure. In June of 2016, I started my group at Janelia Research Campus.

  • Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA
    1 year
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    4 years
  • Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    1 year
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
    5 years
  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
    4 years

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