Beth Cimini is a postdoctoral fellow and assay developer in Dr. Anne Carpenter’s lab at the Broad Institute. Beth graduated magna cum laude with BA from Boston University, where she studyied cholinergic stimulation of nitric oxide production in the salamander retina. She went on to do her PhD at University of California-San Francisco under Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, where she focused on the physiological roles of different isoforms of the TIN2 telomere master regulator. The Carpenter lab is the home of CellProfiler and CellProfiler Analyst, two open-source software packages designed to help biologists analyze and explore microscopy data. CellProfiler is launched 125,000+ times per year by users around the world and has been cited in more than 3,500 papers from 1,000 distinct laboratories.