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LOCI Director Kevin Eliceiri

Kevin Eliceiri

Director, Laboratory for Optical And Computational Instrumentation

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Medical Physics

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Laboratory for Molecular And Cell Biology

Morgridge Institute for Research

UW Carbone Cancer Center

McPherson Eye Research Institute

Research Interests


Optical Instrumentation

Correlative and Multiscale Imaging

Live Cell imaging

Breast and Prostate Cancer

Cancer Cell Biology

Stem Cell Biology

Neuroscience and NeuroEngineering

Imaging Processing

Imaging Informatics


Co-PI, Open Microscopy Environment

Lead-PI, ImageJ2 Software Initiative

Associate Editor, Biology of Cell

Chair, MathBio Organization Committee


  • American Society for Cell Biology
  • SPIE

Recent Publications

  • Endogenous fluorescence signatures in living pluripotent stem cells change with loss of potency. Squirrell JM, Fong JJ, Ariza CA, Mael A, Meyer K, Shevde NK, Roopra A, Lyons GE, Kamp TJ, Eliceiri KW, Ogle BM. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43708. Epub 2012 Aug 29. PMCID: PMC3430704.
  • NIH Image to ImageJ: 25 years of image analysis. Schneider CA, Rasband WS, Eliceiri KW. Nat Methods. 2012 Jul;9(7):671-5. PMID: 22930834
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Interactions with 3D ECM Modules Fabricated via Multiphoton Excited Photochemistry. Su PJ, Tran QA, Fong JJ, Eliceiri KW, Ogle BM, Campagnola PJ. Biomacromolecules. 2012 Aug 27. PMID: 22876971
  • Biological imaging software tools. Eliceiri KW, Berthold MR, Goldberg IG, Ibáñez L, Manjunath BS, Martone ME, Murphy RF, Peng H, Plant AL, Roysam B, Stuurmann N, Swedlow JR, Tomancak P, Carpenter AE. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):697-710. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2084. PMID: 22743775
  • Fiji: an open-source platform for biological-image analysis. Schindelin J, Arganda-Carreras I, Frise E, Kaynig V, Longair M, Pietzsch T, Preibisch S, Rueden C, Saalfeld S, Schmid B, Tinevez JY, White DJ, Hartenstein V, Eliceiri K, Tomancak P, Cardona A. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):676-82. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2019. PMID: 22743772
  • A call for bioimaging software usability. Carpenter AE, Kamentsky L, Eliceiri KW. Nat Methods. 2012 Jun 28;9(7):666-70. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2073. PMID: 22743771
  • Microtubules regulate GEF-H1 in response to extracellular matrix stiffness. Heck JN, Ponik SM, Garcia-Mendoza MG, Pehlke CA, Inman DR, Eliceiri KW, Keely PJ. Mol Biol Cell. 2012 Jul;23(13):2583-92. Epub 2012 May 16. PMID: 22593214
  • Microfluidic sorting of microtissues. Buschke DG, Resto P, Schumacher N, Cox B, Tallavajhula A, Vivekanandan A, Eliceiri KW, Williams JC, Ogle BM. Biomicrofluidics. 2012 Mar;6(1):14116-1411611. Epub 2012 Mar 7. PMID: 22505992
  • Cell death, non-invasively assessed by intrinsic fluorescence intensity of NADH, is a predictive indicator of functional differentiation of embryonic stem cells. Buschke DG, Squirrell JM, Fong JJ, Eliceiri KW, Ogle BM. Biol Cell. 2012 Jun;104(6):352-64. doi: 10.1111/boc.201100091. Epub 2012 Mar 23. PMID: 22304470
  • Imaging cardiac extracellular matrices: a blueprint for regeneration. Jung JP, Squirrell JM, Lyons GE, Eliceiri KW, Ogle BM. Trends Biotechnol. 2012 Apr;30(4):233-40. Epub 2011 Dec 31. PMID: 22209562

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