Faculty & Research

Paul Wiggins

Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Physics

Paul Wiggins

  • Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology 2005
  • B.S., Applied & Engineering Physics, Cornell University 1999

Paul Wiggins joins Bioengineering in the fall of 2010 from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was a Whitehead Fellow. He came to biology and bioengineering via physics and holds a joint appointment in Physics here at UW.

Wiggins’ research focuses on understanding how biological systems function and are structured at the microscopic scale. As advances in microscopy have produced a new generation of quantitative biological experiments, Wiggins and his colleagues are developing new mathematical models of biological systems at a higher level of abstraction than the traditional cartoons of molecular biology.

Among Wiggins' honors are the Whitehead Fellowship, the Skeggs Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Fellowship, and graduating summa cum laude with honors from Cornell University.

For more information, see the Whitehead Institute's Wiggins Lab website.