Harborview Laboratory Research Programs

Welcome to the University of Washington Laboratory Research Programs at Harborview Medical Center Campus. Research laboratories are located in two state-of-the-art facilities: the Research & Training Building and the Ninth & Jefferson Building. These buildings, operated though the joint efforts of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Harborview Medical Center, provide modern laboratory facilities and research offices for HMC-based faculty.

The R&T Building (opened 1999) houses an auditorium, training and meeting rooms, as well as 7 floors (two below ground) of laboratories, laboratory equipment support space, core facilities, a vivarium, and faculty offices.  Approximately 40 faculty conduct lab-based research at the R&T Building, representing 13 departments or divisions.

The Ninth & Jefferson Building (NJB) opened in 2009, with 20,000 sf of laboratories, lab support spaces, and associated faculty offices on the 3rd floor of the building. Approximately 5-10 lab-based faculty from 4 departments are located in NJB. In addition, the building houses the Department of Global Health, the Center for AIDS & STD, the Kidney Research Institute, the Eye Institute, WISH (WWAMI Institute for Simulation Healthcare), and the Neurosciences Program.

Research being conducted at Harborview Medical Center includes translational and basic research, as well as clinical studies and treatment trials, epidemiology, and health services research. Laboratory-based research includes cell biology, neurosciences, vascular biology, inflammation, infectious diseases, cancer, lung biology, bone biology, and microbial pathogenesis. HMC-based investigators obtain over $122 million in research funding per year.