M. Shane Hutson


Software tools designed by members of the Hutson lab:

Seedwater Segmenter – provides intuitive and fast tools for manual editing of watershed-based segmentations.

D.N. Mashburn, H.E. Lynch, X. Ma, M.S. Hutson (2012) “Enabling user-guided segmentation and tracking of surface-labeled cells in time-lapse image sets of living tissues” Cytometry A 81A(5): 409-418 (DOI: 10.1002/cyto.a.22034).


CellFIT: Cellular Force Inference Toolkit – begins with a segmented image of cells and uses least squares regression to estimate tensions along each cell-cell interface and pressures (stresses) within each cell.

G.W. Brodland, J.H. Veldhuis, S. Kim, M. Perrone, D. Mashburn and M.S. Hutson (2014) “CellFIT: a cellular force-inference toolkit using curvilinear cell boundaries” PLoS ONE 9(6): e99116 (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099116).