Scott Chimileski-3

Scott Chimileski, PhD

I am a microbiologist, imaging specialist and educator based in Woods Hole, MA, where I am a Research Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)From 2015 to 2019 I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Kolter Lab within the Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School. During that timeRoberto Kolter and I guest curated the exhibition Microbial Life: A Universe at the Edge of Sightopen at the Harvard Museum of Natural History from February 2018 through March 2022. We also coauthored Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World, published by Harvard University Press in 2017.

This website is a catalog of original scientific photography, with specialties in high-resolution macrophotography and timelapse imaging of microbial colonies and behaviors. My collection includes photos  captured at sites around the world where exceptional natural microbial forms flourish, such as Yellowstone National Park. Most images were recorded with my DSLR camera. To learn more about my research field and work as an imaging specialist, I recommend "Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes," a multimedia feature from Quanta Magazine

My imagery has been published or broadcast by National GeographicWIRED, TIMEThe Atlantic, STAT, Fast Company, NPR, The ScientistScientific AmericanSmithsonian Magazine, The Biologist, HHMI  Biointeractive, Tangled Bank Studios, Quanta Magazine, NIH Director’s Blog, WBUR Boston, Seeker, The Verge, TED Talks, and CBS Sunday Morning. 

I received a Passion in Science Award in Arts & Creativity from New England Biolabs in 2016, and FASEB BioArt awards in 20162017, and 2019Lists of publications, journal covers & image credits are on my CVSome links to interviews & articles about my work are on my media page.


Image use

Images on this website cannot be reproduced without  permission. I support educational use by not-for-profit organizations, with permission and attribution. I am open to contacts, including inquiries about image files for educational media, special projects, digital and print publications, or other image uses.


Contact

For inquiries about image use or special projects, please message me through this website or using the email below. Professional inquires only please.


scott.chimileski@microbephotography.com



At the White Cliffs of Dover, UK. Natural chalk is made of  the fossils  of ancient phytoplankton.

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