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.