As a graduate student, Joel Schwartz developed an immunofluorescence assay for neurotransmitter transport. To quantify his results, he needed to circle the cells in each image so the computer could measure the intensity.
By the time he graduated, Joel had circled over 10 million individual cells.
Over the years, Joel discovered a better way: he taught computers to do the repetitive, complex, and confounding parts of data analysis.
And now he trains other scientists to do the same.