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


Due to criticism of this site being in the style of the mid-nineties the Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility page has gone dark on April 1.

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 is not working while a spare part is being acquired. Spare part is arriving ~Jan 29! Will up date once the part is calibrated and tested. - The software is not initialing. A replacement AOTF controller is being acquired to replace the ABOS(1) controller. Contact Michael about alternative systems that can be used for scanning.
  • Leica SP2 Confocal - The UV AOTF cooling fan bearing is failing. Please power this unit up as needed and turn off when finished. 
  • Notice:

    The microscopy.unc.edu and MHmicroscopy.med.unc.edu web site and calendar server have been moved to new servers at 10:00 AM on August 06

  • The general web page URLs have not changed:
  • http://microscopy.unc.edu
  • http://mhmicroscopy.med.unc.edu
  • But the Calendar pages have new URLs:
  • http://nsc.confocal.org/ or
  • http://cal.confocal.org
  • (No longer
  • For specific cases see: http://mhmf.confocal.org/booking.htm
  • You will need to update any stored links on your computer, e.g. desktop shortcuts and browser bookmarks!

    Up coming courses/seminars concerning microscopy and imaging:



    • Thurston Bowles building rooms 6026 & 6123
    • Marsico Hall 7th floor 7205a, 7208a
    • Some resources will be moved to Marsico Hall and some will remain in Thurston Bowles

    Contacting MHMF

    • Michael 919-912-9380  voice/text

    Booking Time on a Resource

    Upright Nikon 80i now has a booking page!

    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 2001-16   M. Chua  -  School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

    Last updated  01/27/16