Northeastern University – Holographic Imaging Cytometry Program of Excellence

The joint program of excellence between Northeastern University and PHI began in late 2014. Since then HoloMonitor technology has rapidly established itself as a technology of choice for label-free kinetic cellular analysis. The program covers several activities including:

  • Establishing a network of collaborators utilizing Holographic Imaging Cytometry.
  • Developing novel applications supporting research interests of the Northeastern faculty and students.
  • Presenting results at scientific meetings.
  • Organizing an annual technology symposium and hands-on laboratory courses.


In May 2017, a summary of the scientific achievements was published in a special issue of Cytometry part A, dedicated to holographic microscopy and quantitative phase imaging.

Read the summary here and view the associated CYTO 2017 presentation here.

Poster Session

Poster session at AACR Annual Meeting 2017. View poster presented by Ed Luther, Supervisor Core Imaging and Cytometry Facility at Northeastern University here.

The expansion of our existing collaboration with PHI is the result of productive utilization of HoloMonitor technology for non-invasive real-time cell cycle analysis in living cells. We are now developing state-of-the art applications multiplexing cell cycle and cell motility.

Ed Luther

Northeastern University

Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Conference Papers and Posters

Featured Applications


Macrophage Polarization

Macrophage Response to Polarization


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Northeastern University
140 The Fenway, Room 228/229
60 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Other Partnerships


University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and PHI have jointly created a regional Holographic Imaging Cytometry Center of Excellence headed by Dr. Robert Judson-Torres.
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Malmö University

PHI and Malmö University have a long-standing collaboration, dating back to 2008. The collaboration has resulted in several peer reviewed publications and a doctoral thesis.
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