Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility

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

VM Windows 2012r2 - new home of MHMF starting 06 August 2015.
Current i.p. number is

At the University of North Carolina


Due to criticism of this site being too much 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


What's Down / Scheduled Maintenance

  • Volocity license server is currently unavailable due to the recent firewall SOM setup around the Cell Biology subnet
  • 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 will not change:
  • http://microscopy.unc.edu
  • http://mhmicroscopy.med.unc.edu
  • But the Calendar pages will have new URLs and will contain:
  • http://nsc.confocal.org/ or
  • http://cal.confocal.org
  • (Not
  • 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!
  • Status will be updated at this web site - http://calendar.confocal.org

    Up coming courses/seminars concerning microscopy and imaging:



    • Thurston Bowles building rooms 6129, 6033, 6026 & 6123
    • Marsico Hall 7th floor & subbasement in June
    • 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


    Publications 2002 - 2014

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


    Copyright 2001-15   M. Chua  -  School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

    Last updated  08/28/15