UW Research

Keck Microscopy Facility



The Keck Microscopy Facility 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 Keck Microscopy Facility.


Instrumentation includes confocal, widefield, and image restoration (deconvolution) microscopes. Access to image processing and analysis computers and software is also available.



  • Confocal microscopes
  • Widefield fluorescent microscopes with digital cameras for image acquisition
  • Advanced image analysis software

Keywords: General

Analytical/bioanlaytical, Biophysical, Cellular Imaging and Microscopy, Histology and Pathology, Imaging, Imaging Facility, Immunohistochemistry Facility, Microscopy, Physiology

Keywords: Specific

Deconvolution microscope, Digital imaging, Epifluorescence microscope, Fast live imaging, Fluorescence microscope, Fluorescent in situ hybridization, Fluorescent microscopy, Histology, Histopathology, Image analysis, Imaging assay, Imaging technique, Immunohistochemistry assay, Immunostaining, Inverted microscope, Laser scanning confocal microscope, Light microscopy, Live cell imaging, Live/dead assay, Molecular assay, Optical microscope, Time-lapse imaging, Time-lapse microscopy, Upright microscope, Cytochemistry, Molecular Morphology, Widefield