Dwight Bergles is a Professor in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA where he also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is the Associate Director of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute, Director of the Multiphoton Imaging Center, and Co-director of the Neuroscience Training Program. He has also been a faculty member in the Neurobiology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Dwight received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston University and Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Physiology from Stanford University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Vollum Institute in Portland Oregon before joining the faculty at Hopkins in 2000 as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to professor with tenure in 2011. The main goal of his research is to understand how interactions between neurons and glial cells contribute to CNS development, neuromodulation and neurodegeneration in diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. His studies combine genetic manipulations in mice with high resolution physiological analyses, including in vivo two photon imaging and electrophysiological recording, to define the mechanisms that regulate neuronal and glial cell activity in specific neural circuits.