Welcome to the Microscopy Services Laboratory

Our mission is to help you with your research.

We provide training, assistance and services in light microscopy, electron microscopy and image analysis.

New to MSL? Read our instructions to get started.

You can view our booking calendar online. Click on Sign-up_for_web and log in under the guest account. The date for which information is shown is displayed above the equipment schedule.  To advance one day in the calendar click the little book pages with arrows in the upper left corner, or use the adjacent direct entry field.

To reserve time, email us at msl@med.unc.edu or call us at 919-966-2413.

We look forward to hearing about your research needs and how we can help. We will strive to understand the details of what you are doing, advise which instruments will most advance your research, train you on the relevant equipment and provide continued assistance. We are here to help you and can consult on all aspects of your project, from sample preparation, to image acquisition and data analysis.

The MSL is a UNC core facility that is part of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. We are also the light microscopy core for the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.