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  • 9/28 MCB Seminar Series: Dr. Beth Cimini

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    3:30pm – 4:30pm


    Dr. Beth Cimini, Senior Computational Biologist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

    Host: Stacey Hanlon

    "Making the most of your microscopy data with high content image analysis"

    Summary: The biology community is beginning to recognize images as a rich source of quantitative data, but many researchers find it difficult to do or aren’t sure exactly how to extract what they need. In this talk, we’ll discuss CellProfiler, a tool which makes it easier to extract hundreds or thousands of measurements from your microscopy data, as well as why you might want to extract that many in the first place.

    Dr. Beth Cimini is a Senior Group Leader, CZI Imaging Scientist and head of the Cimini Lab in the Imaging Platform at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, MA. After doing undergraduate research in visual neuroscience with Dr. William Eldred at Boston University, she obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn at UCSF, studying the difference between splicing variants of the telomere master scaffolding protein TIN2. These projects honed her interests in image analysis, leading her to join Dr. Anne Carpenter's lab at the Broad, where she led a team collaborating with approximately 30 outside scientists per year on their own custom image analysis projects. The Cimini lab focuses on bioimage analysis tool creation (Piximi) and maintenance (CellProfiler), as well as on applying open source tools to novel biological problems. She created and directs the Platform's Postdoctoral Training Program in Bioimage Analysis, and also leads the Broad efforts towards community engagement and driving biological projects for the Center for Open Bioimage Analysis (COBA).

    To learn more about Dr. Cimini and her work, visit and

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