Dominique Bergmann completed her BA in molecular and cellular biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Bergmann studied development in C. elegans as a PhD student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, but switched her focus to development in Arabidopsis while a post-doc at the Carnegie Institution, Department of Plant Biology. Moving to Carnegie’s neighbor, Stanford University, Bergmann set up her own lab in 2005, and continues to study Arabidopsis. Currently, her work focuses on specialized structures called stomata and the role of asymmetric cell division and cell-cell communication in their formation.
Bergmann is currently an associate professor at Stanford University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator. She is also an associate of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and The Carnegie Institute, Department of Plant Biology.