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Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Visitor Information

Information for visiting scholars and other visitors to Medicinal Chemistry and the UW — welcome!

The Atkins Lab welcomes you (and the rest of us do, too!)


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Things To Do In and Around Seattle

Seattle and the surrounding area offer a wide variety of activities. We are surrounded by endless amounts of natural beauty and are within 1-2 hours of ocean, mountains (Cascades and Olympics), desert (east of the mountains) and rainforest (Olympic Peninsula).

Aside from the large array of outdoor activities these places offer, there are activities to appeal to almost everyone’s tastes. Like sports? Museums? Music? Dining? Shopping? Theater? The strange and unusual? They’re all here! Some of our favorites include:

For a “virtual” visit to Seattle, go to