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Welcome to the Carpenter Lab website


The Carpenter Lab is based at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Our research group develops advanced methods and software tools to quantify and mine the rich information present in cellular images to yield biological discoveries.

We are passionate about developing computational techniques that accelerate the discovery of new medicines, and we work across all disease areas, from cancer and psychiatric disease to rare disorders and infectious disease.

Our laboratory is best known for our popular open source software CellProfiler and CellProfiler Analyst, and are leading community efforts to bring deep learning to biologists, for segmentation and classification.

A second major focus is profiling: we are using advanced machine learning methods, including deep learning, to identify morphological patterns in cell populations, to probe the causes and cures for disease.

The wider scientific computing community has recognized us for our major contributions to popular open source applications and libraries, including ImageJ, TensorFlow, scikit-image, and scikit-learn.

Learn more about our research here.