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Eliceiri receives 2023-24 Romnes Award from WARF

Kevin Eliceiri
Kevin Eliceiri

Morgridge Investigator Kevin Eliceiri is one of 18 UW–Madison professors to be honored this summer with an H.I. Romnes Fellowship from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

The Romnes awards recognize faculty with exceptional research contributions within their first six years from promotion to a tenured position. The award is named in recognition of the late WARF trustees president H.I. Romnes and comes with $60,000 that may be spent over five years.

In addition to being a Morgridge investigator in biomedical imaging, Eliceiri is the RRF Walter H. Helmerich Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, director of the Center for Quantitative Cell Imaging and associate director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute.

Eliceiri also is Director of the Morgridge Fab Lab, where he leads efforts to design and develop engineering solutions to address biomedical problems. These include several unique resources including the Fab Lab for 3D printing and the Foundry for microfluidic design and production.

His primary research interests are focused on multiscale imaging instrumentation development and image informatics. Much of this work involves understanding the role of the cell in human disease through advanced imaging.

With support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Eliceiri also leads an international research network called Bioimaging North America (BINA). The group is helping organize opportunities around training, data sharing, core facilities and shared interests such as open-source software and hardware. BINA has 400-plus member universities.