The The Digital Microscopy Center (DMC) provides resources for high-quality light microscopy and image analysis at the University of Washington. It is organized through a partnership between the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (Oto-HNS), Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center (VMBHRC) and the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD).

The DMC is open to researchers, and their staff and students, with affiliations to at least one of these three entities. This includes research in the broad areas of disorders affecting the organs of communication, disorders of hearing and balance , or the collaborative research areas that are a part of the Intellectual and Development Disabilities Research Center within the IHDD.

How to Access DMC Resources

• Browse our website to learn more about the Resources we can offer.
• Arrange a visit to the DMC or a consultation by contacting Glen MacDonald.

• Access to DMC resources requires an initial consultation to determine the investigator's needs.
• Use of instruments or workstations requires training by DMC staff.
• "Second hand" training by other users is not allowed.

Where Are We?

• The DMC is conveniently located near the UW Medical Center.
• We are in Room CD 175 on the ground floor of the CHDD Clinic Building at 1701 NE Columbia Road. To access the building, please contact Glen MacDonald.
• Stops for all medical campus shuttles are within 1 block, on NE Columbia Road.

We are accessible by shuttles, King County Metro bus, LINK Light Rail Husky Stadium Station and by car.

Map of South Campus.