Dr. Dave Bergmann
Dr. Dave Bergmann is a Biology Professor at Black Hills State University. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Biology at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and his Masters in Biological Science at The University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Bergmann then went on and completed his Ph.D. in Entomology at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota and received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Bergmann’s recent research focuses on the microbial diversity of deep underground habitats and caves. Through bioprospecting, Dr. Bergmann actively seeks out microbial isolates that are potential antibiotic producers in deep underground microbial biofilms. Another project focuses on the microbial colonization of fish eggs in hatcheries, and the effects it has on the survival of fish eggs. Dr. Bergmann enjoys sketching, watercolor painting in his free time.