Marsico Hall Microscopy Folk (

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

Booking Calendars - go to

At the University of North Carolina



  • Visiopharm has been updated to version 2023.09 x64 and has been moved to a faster computer.  Each user needs to reconnection to shared file/server resources. 
  • The Olympus VS200 slide scanner software has been upgraded to version 3.4.1 on May 19, 2023
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    Michael Hooker Microscopy Facility web site - historical and informational  


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

    Contacting MHMF

    • Michael 919-912-9380  voice/text

    Booking Time on a Resource


    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  03/25/24