Born 14 August, 1960 in Los Angeles, California.
1977–83: University of California at Berkeley. AB (1979) and PhD (1983) in Biophysics.
since 2001: Princeton University. Professor of Physics
John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics (since 2003)
Member, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics (Associate Director 2008-11)
Associated faculty, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Member, Programs in Neuroscience and in Biophysics (director since 2006)
Fellow, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (2005-10)
1990-2001: NEC Research Institute. Fellow (1999-2001), Senior Research Scientist (1990-99).
1986-91: University of California at Berkeley. Assistant Professor of Physics and Biophysics.
1984-86: Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara. Postdoctoral Fellow.
1983-84: Faculty of Physics, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands. Postdoctoral Fellow.
2012: Member, National Academy of Sciences (USA)
2011: Phi Beta Kappa Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching
2010: Thomas D Jones Professorship in Mathematical Physics, Princeton University
2006: President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton University
1996: Fellow of the American Physical Society
1987–91: Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation
1986–87: Miller Research Fellow & Regents’ Junior Faculty Fellow
1983–84: National Science Foundation NATO Postdoctoral Fellow
1980–83: National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
1978–80: A. B. with highest honors and distinction in general scholarship,
President’s Undergraduate Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa and ARCS Foundation Fellow
2012: Della Pietra Lecturer, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University
Hans Lukas Teuber Lecture in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
2011: George Whitfield Lecture in Physics, Pennsylvania State University
2010: Giorgio Careri Memorial Lecture, Dipartmento di Fisica, Sapienza Universita di Roma
2009: Colloquium Pierre et Marie Curie, Universite de Paris VI
2008: JD Crawford Lectures in Physics, University of Pittsburgh
2007: Hendrik de Waard Lecture in Physics, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Benjamin and Anne Pinkel Lecture in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania
WA Crump ’44 Lecture in Physics, St Andrew’s School
2006: Niels Bohr Lecture, Copenhagen University
2001: Dexter Lecturer in Physics, Rochester University
1998: Porter Lecturer in Physics, Vanderbilt University
1997: David H. Harris ‘22 Visiting Lecturer in Physics, MIT
since 2009: The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Visiting Presidential Professor of Physics.
since 2006: Crick-Jacobs Center for Theoretical and Computational Biology, Salk Institute. Fellow.
2008, 2010, and 2012: Sapienza, Universita di Roma. Visiting Professor of Physics
2007–09: Rockefeller University. Visiting Professor, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology.
2005-07: Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University. Consultant.
1994-2004: University of California at San Francisco. Visiting Faculty, Sloan–Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology. Visiting Professor, Department of Physiology (2000–02).
1991-2012: Marine Biological Laboratory. Lecturer and codirector (1998–2002) Summer Course on Computational Neuroscience; lecturer, summer course on Physiology (2007).
1991–2001: Princeton University, Department of Physics. Visiting Lecturer (1991, ‘93 & ‘98) with Rank of Professor (2000–01).
1990: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Materials and Chemical Sciences Division. Faculty Scientist.