Neer Asherie is a full time, tenured professor of physics and biology at Yeshiva University where he teaches Introductory Physics (algebra-based), General Physics (calculus-based), Waves and Optics, and Biophysics.
Throughout Neer’s academic career he has been an active teacher and tutor, with students ranging in age from 14 to 50. His research focuses on protein phase behavior and self-assembly. Currently, he is working with undergraduate students at Yeshiva University to investigate the role of chirality (lack of mirror symmetry) in protein crystallization.
Neer has an eclectic educational background, studying in private and public schools and in both the American and British systems. He received his BA and MA degrees in natural sciences (physical) from Cambridge University and a PhD in physics from MIT. He is fluent in five languages, including English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Hebrew.
In addition to his scientific publications, Neer has authored a novel and several short plays.