Full Name
Abhishek Kumar

MBL Investigator and CZI Imaging Scientist

Abhishek Kumar Headshot
Contact Information
Ph.D. Physics UMass Lowell, 2013
M.S. Physics Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 2005
B.S. Physics and Math, B.H.U. Varanasi, India, 2002
MBL Affiliation
Research Area

Dr. Abhishek Kumar is an MBL Investigator and Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Imaging Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). He is a physicist by training and his research interests are developing novel optical microscope systems and complimentary image analysis methods.

Selected Publications

Kumar A, Wu Y, Christensen R, Chandris P, Gandler W, McCreedy E, Bokinsky A, Colón-Ramos DA, Bao Z, McAuliffe M, Rondeau G, Shroff H. Dual-view plane illumination microscopy for rapid and spatially isotropic imaging. Nat Protoc. 2014 Nov;9(11):2555-73.

Kumar A, Christensen R, Guo M, Chandris P, Duncan W, Wu Y, Santella A, Moyle M, Winter PW, Colón-Ramos D, Bao Z, Shroff H. Using Stage- and Slit-Scanning to Improve Contrast and Optical Sectioning in Dual-View Inverted Light Sheet Microscopy (diSPIM). Biol Bull. 2016 Aug;231(1):26-39.

Wu Y, Kumar A, Smith C, Ardiel E, Chandris P, Christensen R, Rey-Suarez I, Guo M, Vishwasrao HD, Chen J, Tang J, Upadhyaya A, La Riviere PJ, Shroff H. Reflective imaging improves spatiotemporal resolution and collection efficiency in light sheet microscopy. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 13;8(1):1452.

Ardiel EL, Kumar A, Marbach J, Christensen R, Gupta R, Duncan W, Daniels JS, Stuurman N, Colón-Ramos D, Shroff H. Visualizing Calcium Flux in Freely Moving Nematode Embryos. Biophys J. 2017 May 9;112(9):1975-1983. 

Moyle, MW, Barnes KM, Kuchroo M, Gonopolskiy A, Duncan LH, Sengupta T, Shao L, Guo M, Santella A, Christensen R, Kumar A, Wu Y, Moon KR, Wolf G, Krishnaswamay S, Bao Z, Shroff H, Mohler WA, Colón-Ramos D. Structural and developmental principles of neuropil assembly in C. elegans. Nature, 2021, 591, 99–104.