Eliceiri is an internationally known expert in advanced light microscopy in the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI) in the Graduate School and College of Engineering and also an Principal Investigator in the Morgridge Institute for Research. The mission of LOCI is to develop advanced optical and computational techniques for imaging and experimentally manipulating living specimens.
As founding PI and director of LOCI, Eliceiri oversees the day-to-day operations of the lab and has initiated research collaborations with faculty both at UW and internationally. These collaborations have resulted in over 100 publications ranging from informatics and instrumentation to live cell microscopy and cancer imaging papers. Eliceiri has been funded by NSF, NIH, Department of Defense, Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society and the Wellcome Trust. Current projects include developing software to annotate and archive microscopy data, the development of the ImageJ2 software platform and Fiji distribution of ImageJ, and the development of software and hardware to interrogate the tumor microenvironment.
Eliceiri also directs a collaborative medical engineering group at the Morgridge Institute for Research (MIR). As a MIR PI, Kevin Eliceiri leads efforts in advanced biofabrication and instrumentation and multiscale imaging. In MIR medical Engineering in collaboration with the LOCI group, current projects include transient lighting fluorescenece techniques, light sheet microscopy, multiscale metabolism and multiscale imaging of the extracellular matrix.