Jacob Kimmel

Jacob Kimmel

PhD Candidate @ UC San Francisco. Interested in aging, imaging, & machine learning.

Jacob C. Kimmel
San Francisco, California


Ph.D. — Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, UC San Francisco, 2015 - Present
Funding: NSF Graduate Fellowship, PhRMA Informatics Fellowship, NIH T32

B.S. — Biotechnology, University of Central Florida, 2012 - 2015
Distinctions: Summa Cum Laude, Top Honors, University Honors
GPA: 4.0 / 4.0

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, 2016
Course: Computational Image Analysis in Cell and Developmental Biology

Research Experience

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2015 - Present
PhD Candidate
Principal Investigators: Andrew Brack & Wallace Marshall
Thesis: Inferring stem cell state from cell behavior

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2011 - 2015
Research and Mentoring Program Scholar, Burnett Research Scholar
Principal Investigator: Kiminobu Sugaya, PhD

University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2014 Summer
Summer Research and Training Program, Amgen Scholar
Principal Investigator: K. Mark Ansel, PhD

National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD, 2012 Summer
Summer Fellow, Image Informatics and Computational Biology Unit
Principal Investigator: Ilya G. Goldberg, PhD

Computational Skills


  1. Jacob C. Kimmel, Amy Y. Chang, Andrew S. Brack, Wallace F. Marshall. Inferring cell state by quantitative motility analysis reveals a dynamic state system and broken detailed balance. 2017. bioRxiv 168534; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/168534. (Submitted for publication).
  2. Jacob C. Kimmel, Andrew S. Brack, and Wallace F. Marshall. 2017. Deep convolutional neural networks allow analysis of cell motility during stem cell differentiation and neoplastic transformation. bioRxiv. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/159202. (Submitted for publication).
  3. Colin Constant, Jacob C. Kimmel, Kiminobu Sugaya, Aristide Dogariu. Optically Controlled Subcellular Diffusion. Frontiers in Optics & Laser Science. 2015.
  4. Jacob C. Kimmel, Kiminobu Sugaya. Nanog Overexpression Increases Neural Marker Expression in Adipose Derived Stem Cells. Recent Patents in Regenerative Medicine. 2014. 4(1):69-74.


  1. Kimmel J, Chang A, Brack AS, Marshall WF. Inferring cell state from cell motility behavior. Selected oral presentation to the NSF Quantitative Cell Biology Network Workshop. Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA. 2016.
  2. Kimmel J, Willenberg BJ, Brown A, Sugaya K. Delivery of TGF-beta signaling factors by capillary alginate gel. U. of Central Florida, Showcase of Research Excellence. 2015.
  3. Kimmel J, Kageyama R, Steiner D, Ansel KM. miR-29 Regulation of TNF-alpha production in T cells. University of California, San Francisco. 2014.
  4. Kimmel J, Yuan B, Constant C, Dogariu D, Foroosh H, Sugaya K. Characterization of induced pluripotent reprogramming in mesenchymal stem cells by quantitative image analysis. U. of Central Florida, Showcase of Research Excellence. 2014.
  5. Kimmel J, Sugaya K. Nanog overexpression improves neural transdifferentiation in adipose derived stem cells. Neuroscience 2013, San Diego, CA. 2013.
  6. Kimmel J, Eckley DM, Colleta C, Long J, Orlov N, Rapp P, Goldberg IG. Do different tissues age at different rates?. National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD. 2012.


Science Education Partnership, UCSF/SFUSD, 2016 - 2017

Bay Area Maker Faire Exposition, 2016 - Present

Central Florida Society for Neuroscience, 2012 - 2015

High School Research Mentor, Satellite High School, 2013 - 2015

Honors and Awards

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