Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility

The Hooker Microscopy Facility is located in the UNC School of Medicine

Booking Calendars have moved - see cal.confocal.org  

At the University of North Carolina



If you are not a member of the:

  • Marsico Lung Institute - Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
  • Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
  • Stan Lemon lab.

then you ought to be fending for yourself.

Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility web site - historical and informational  

What's Down / Scheduled Maintenance

  • Leica SP2 Confocal - The microscope stand is not initializing. The system is not useable. The microscope stand is be assessed (i.e. dismantled) 
  • Notices:

  • 08 June - UNC email server upgrade to Exchange 2013
  • The general web page URLs are:
  • http://microscopy.unc.edu
  • http://mhmicroscopy.med.unc.edu
  • The Calendar pages URLs:
  • http://nsc.confocal.org/ or
  • http://cal.confocal.org
  • http://mhmf.confocal.org/booking

    Up coming courses/seminars concerning microscopy and imaging:



    • Thurston Bowles building rooms 6024 & 6123
    • Marsico Hall 7th floor 7225a, 7228a

    Contacting MHMF

    • Michael 919-912-9380  voice/text

    Booking Time on a Resource

    • Upright Nikon 80i now has a booking page
    • The Olympus VS120 has a booking page for Marsico Lung Institute users

    Publications 2002 - 2014

    Magenta Darkfield
    Yellow Confocal reflection
    Blue DAPI
    Green Fluorescence
    40x 1.25 NA adjusted to ~0.7

    Confocal scan 40x NA 0.6


    Copyright 2001-17   M. Chua  -  School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

    Last updated  03/01/17