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

Keck News

June 2017 - The Keck Center manager will be gone from 6/16-28 at a conference in Singapore. There will be no training or assisted imaging available during that time, and the manager will have limited contact. Please plan accordingly.

May 2017 - The Keck Center has acquired a Zeiss 710 confocal system which will be installed on 5/4/17. This system will be a significant upgrade from the older Zeiss 510 confocal. Any users trained on the Zeiss 510 will receive free training on the Zeiss 710, and should contact the manager to schedule training.

April 2017 - The Keck Center rates have been updated (see Prices 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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