W. M. Keck Microscopy Center


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The W. M. Keck Microscopy Center provides training and access to light microscopy instrumentation for the entire University of Washington community as a cost center. Non-UW researchers may also use the W. M. Keck Microscopy Center. Instrumentation includes confocal, widefield, and image restoration (deconvolution) microscopes. Access to image processing and analysis computers and software is also available.

Equipment & Software List

Training of new users, consultation with regard to selecting and optimizing imaging techniques, and advice on specimen preparation are available from the Keck Center manager, Nathaniel Peters.

Image Processing
Links and References

New at the Keck

May 2016 - UPDATE FOR ALL KECK USERS - Nathaniel will be attending an advanced microscopy course in Woods Hole, MA from Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 13, and will have limited phone/email contact. Training sessions and active imaging assistance will not be available during this time, so please plan accordingly.

March 2016 - Leica is demoing their new DMi8 widefield microscope at the Keck for the month of March, and this microscope is available for imaging to Keck users with widefield training. Contact Nathaniel Peters (ncpeters@uw.edu) for a demonstration, or to reserve imaging time.

February 2016: The Keck Center rates have been updated as required annually. See prices page for updated rates.

The Keck Facility is under new management! The new Manager is Nathaniel Peters (ncpeters@uw.edu).

October 2014: The Keck Center has added a new confocal microscope. The new instrument is a Leica SP8X Confocal, funded by NIH's Shared Instrumentation Grant program. The SP8 confocal is equipped with a broad-spectrum excitation source and extremely sensitive detectors. Further details can be found on the Keck's equipment page.

The Keck Center is provided administrative supported by the departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Pharmacology.

The Keck Imaging Center was founded as part of the W. M. Keck Center for Advanced Studies in Neural Signaling. This interdisciplinary center was established in 1990 through a grant from the W .M. Keck Foundation for researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington to explore how nerve cells acquire, store and transmit information.


Let me know what works and what doesn't work, the goal is to make the web site as useful as possible!

Nathaniel. 206-685-8784, ncpeters@uw.edu


The W. M. Keck Microscopy Center is located in the Health Sciences Building K-wing, Room 507. Directions to K-wing


Contact Nathaniel Peters at ncpeters@uw.edu for additional information. Suggestions and comments are always welcome!

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