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
  • UNC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science
  • Dr. Ric Boucher lab.
  • Dr. Brian Button lab.
  • Dr. Silvia Kreda lab.
  • Dr. Stan Lemon lab.
  • Dr. Rob Tarran lab.
  • Dr. Richard Weinberg lab.

then you ought to be fending for yourself.


Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility web site - historical and informational  

What's Down / Scheduled Maintenance

Map a drive letter to a server:

  • Notices:Notices:

  • 01 Nov 2018 - MS Office 2-Step authentication is required. This is required for Office & Outlook e-mail and is different to DUO.
  • 05 to 15 June 2017 - SOM UNC email server is being migrated to the MS Cloud.
  • Use Outlook 2016 or Outlook 365 to access mail via a program now or after migration
  • Use http://heelmail.unc.edu to access mail via web page browser
  • Use native smartphone mailapp to access mail after the migration
  • The general web page URLs are:
  • http://microscopy.unc.edu
  • http://mhmicroscopy.med.unc.edu
  • The Calendar pages URLs:
  • http://nsc.confocal.org:88/ or
  • http://cal.confocal.org:88
  • http://mhmf.confocal.org/booking


    • Thurston Bowles building rooms 6024
    • 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

    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 2001-19   M. Chua  -  School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

    Last updated  01/14/19