Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility

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

Booking Calendars - see cal.confocal.org:88

At the University of North Carolina


  • Hygiene Quick Guide:
    • UNC Employee daily Wellness Check
    • Wash hands with soap and water before and after using the system.
    • If soap or paper towels are not available please find a nearby sink or restroom or use your own approved hand sanitizer.
    • Fresh disposable gloves are OK. Please bring your own. Dispose of gloves when leaving area.
    • 70% alcohol is for gently wiping down (not spraying) the keyboard, stage, mouse, joy stick and counter top. Never spray near or on the microscope!
    • On microscope rubber parts can be cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
    • On scopes with eye pieces remove rubber cups and use spectacles or light weight safety goggles.
    • Dispose of wipes. DO NOT leave them on the bench.
    • Take slides, boxes, etc. with you when done so that bench area can be easily wiped down.
Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility web site - historical and informational  


  • Notices:

  • 01 Nov 2018 - MS Office 2-Step authentication is required. This is required for Office & Outlook e-mail & OneDrive and is different to DUO.



    • Thurston Bowles building room 6024
    • Marsico Hall 7th floor

    Contacting MHMF

    • Michael 919-912-9380  voice/text

    Booking Time on a Resource

    Publications 2002 - 2014

    Confocal First light - Mixed pollen grains 

    5 Channels - CY2  CY3  CY3.5  CY5  CY7

    Excitation - White Light Laser 20x 0.75NA

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

    Confocal scan 40x NA 0.6


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    Last updated  08/25/21