Joerg Bewersdorf, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and of Biomedical Engineering

Departments & Organizations

Cell Biology

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology: DNA Dynamics; Membrane Biology and Motion | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cytoskeleton and Cell Morphogenesis; Membrane Traffic and Biogenesis; Protein Dynamics


Dr. Bewersdorf joined the department of Cell Biology in 2009 coming from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he led a research group from 2005 to 2009. The previous 8 years, he had trained and worked with Dr. Stefan W. Hell at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany. 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

PhD University of Heidelberg (2002)
Postdoctoral fellow Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

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Contact Info

Joerg Bewersdorf, PhD
Lab Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, I-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste E91

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, I-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste Suite E54B

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of Cell BiologyPO Box 208002
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8002

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