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Anne E. Carpenter, Ph.D.

Broad Institute


Anne E. Carpenter directs the Imaging Platform at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Her research group develops algorithms and data analysis methods for experiments involving images. The team’s open-source CellProfiler software is used by thousands of biologists worldwide ( Carpenter is a pioneer in image-based profiling, the extraction of rich, unbiased information from images for a number of important applications in drug discovery and functional genomics.

Carpenter focused on high-throughput image analysis during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and MIT’s CSAIL (Computer Sciences/Artificial Intelligence Laboratory). Her PhD is in cell biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Carpenter has been named an NSF CAREER awardee, a Massachusetts Academy of Sciences fellow, and a Genome Technology “Rising young investigator.”