Eric Siggia received his BA in Physics in 1971 and his PhD in Physics in 1972, both from Harvard University. He was a junior fellow at Harvard from 1972 to 1975 and then was Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania for two years before moving to Cornell University, where he became Professor of Physics in 1985. He has been a long-term visitor or consultant at the University of Paris in Orsay, the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the Santa Barbara Institute for Theoretical Physics, Bell Labs and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Siggia joined Rockefeller in 1997. He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 2009, received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1988 and was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1980 to 1982. His current research focuses on the modeling of biological networks.