Dominique Bergmann, Stanford University/HHMI
Dominique Bergmann
Stanford University/HHMI

Dr. Dominique Bergmann is the Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely, Jr. Professor of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. She is a plant developmental biologist using stomata and the stomatal lineage for fundamental discoveries about cell fate, cell signaling and cell polarity. Bergmann's group builds experimental, computational and imaging-based tools to capture and manipulate the morphological, behavioral and gene expression changes that accompany developmental decisions. We have developed the capacity to capture information at the single-cell level, but equally recognize that cell behavior must be considered in the context of the tissue, the organ, the plant and the planet. Dr. Bergmann was awarded the NIH Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering and the Charles Albert Shull award from the American Society of Plant Biologists. She is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea.