Scientific Imaging Core

Overview of Services


Scientific Imaging serves as a centralized facility for advanced light microscopy, gel and blot imaging, quantitative image analysis, and 3-D visualization. The Facility is primarily for the benefit of Fred Hutch and Cancer Consortium researchers, but also welcomes outside customers. In addition to a wide range of instruments and analysis software, we provide consultation services, assistance with experimental design and data analysis, training and assistance with all instruments and software. 


Major services:


Light Microscopy: Phase contrast, fluorescence, deconvolution, laser scanning and spinning disk confocal, multi photon, time lapse and live cell microscopy, TIRF, STORM, high content analysis, whole slide scanning. 


Gel and Blot imaging: Quantitative imaging and analysis of gels, blots and plates labeled with radioactive, fluorescent, and chemiluminescent methods.


Other: Karyotyping (human and mouse samples), image analysis, consultation, instrument and software training


For more details, please check our website or contact the Resource.





Julio Vazquez, Ph.D.,  Core Director
Phone: (206) 667-1215 (Office)
Phone: (206) 667-4205 (Lab)
Dave McDonald, Core Staff

Location and Hours of Operation


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thomas Building, DE-512

1100 Fairview Ave. N. 

Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Mailing Address:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Mailstop DE-512

Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Hours of Operations:
Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

24/7 Access to trained users




Visitors, please use the Thomas Building entrance (Building D)

Links and Resources


1. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) Website:

2. FHCRC Scientific Imaging Shared Resource Website:

3. FHCRC Library LibGuides for Scientific Imaging:


Name Role Phone Email Location
Julio Vazquez Lopez, Ph.D.
Core Director
(206) 667-1215
Thomas Building, DE-512
David McDonald
Core Staff
(206) 667-4205
Thomas Building, DE-512


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