Research Facilities






This fall, the OHNS Research Division is moving into a new home base on the basement and first floors of the brand-new Biomedical Innovations Building (BMI). The new building features open-plan wet labs with state of the art equipment, as well as useful dry lab space for computation, research, and data analysis.

We are saying goodbye to the Edwards Building in the original Stanford Hospital, a hub of growth and success for the Department over the past decades. But with the BMI building right beside Edwards, we are looking forward to staying close to our roots while pushing towards new heights in all things Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery research related.


Stanford Otolaryngology laboratory facilities are located on the Stanford medical campus and total some 12,000 sq. ft. of research space with our major laboratories in the BMI building and additional facilities in Lokey Stem Cell, Grant, and CCSR buildings. 

Our laboratories are supported by the Otolaryngology Imaging Core (OIC), an advanced imaging center with fluorescence, 2-photon, and four confocal microscopes dedicated for routine and specialized imaging on fixed and live cells or tissue.

The core facilities are a shared collection of resources for all SICHL researchers to use. They provide access to state of the art equipment and protocols while serving as the nerds version of the water cooler, a place for collaborations to be generated. The core also provides opportunities for junior researchers to built their toolbox. As NIH limits core facility funding, philanthropic resources become more central to this mission.

Our animal hearing testing center consists of soundproof rooms with apparatus for basic and advanced auditory function measurements. Individual laboratories are equipped for molecular, biochemical, as well as cell biological and electrophysiology work at the cellular and whole animal level. The department’s imaging and animal hearing test facilities are support by an NIH P30 core grant.

Stanford-wide support facilities for mouse transgenic technology, electron microscopy, FACS, human embryonic stem cells resource, various small apparatus design and construction shops, etc are available on campus within close distance.