Joerg Bewersdorf PhD
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Bewersdorf joined the department of Cell Biology as an Assistant Professor in 2009 coming from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he lead a research group since 2005. Before, he had trained and worked with Dr. Stefan W. Hell at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany, for 8 years. Dr. Bewersdorf received his Master's degree (Dipl. Phys.) in 1998 and his doctoral degree in physics (Dr. rer. nat.) in 2002, both from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
An optical physicist/biophysicist by training, Dr. Bewersdorf has been a long-time contributor to the emerging field of novel super-resolution light microscopy techniques. More recently, he has expanded his research interests to the application of these new technologies and the biophysical interpretation of their data.
Education & Training
- University of Heidelberg (2002)
- Postdoctoral fellow
- Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Dept of NanoBiophotonics (2002 - 2005)