Who: Amri Karim, Ph.D.
Position: Staff Scientist/Imaging Specialist
How long have you been working at MBF Bioscience? 6.5 years
Where are you located? I’m based in Malaysia, but I travel to the Vermont office three or four times a year.
What is your research area of interest? Image processing, neuron morphometrics, 3D visualization, and automated quantification.
What does your job entail? I work on enhancing MBF Bioscience products with the latest technological advancements in image processing and 3D visualization. Primarily, I develop algorithms that enhance the image processing and the 3D visualization capabilities in AutoNeuron, AutoSpine, Neurolucida, and Stereo Investigator.
Can you tell us what you’re working on right now? Currently I’m working on algorithms for AutoNeuron and AutoSpine.
How do you spend your free time? Working out, fixing things, listening to music, playing music, playing tennis, and reading about the latest electronic gadgets and technologies on my phone.
Tell us about the last vacation you took. My wife and I enjoyed a terrific week at the Mabul and Sipadan Islands in Malaysia in 2009 (see the photo). Since then we’ve taken a few mini-vacations and weekend getaways. Last month we spent two days in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. The region is one of the few places in Malaysia where the temperature is close to spring time in Vermont. We had fresh strawberry salads at the strawberry farm and nice masala tea at the tea plantation. It is nice and cool up there, with temperatures between 54-77°F.