Booking and Calendar

MSL has transitioned to a new booking system. To book time slots in December 2017 and beyond, please use our iLab website. You will need to register with iLab, as described here. Once registered:

  1. Sign in to MSL’s iLab website (“Sign in” button, top right corner) using UNC (internal users) or iLab credentials (external users).
  2. Select the Schedule Equipment tab and click on the View Schedule button next to any system you have been trained on. You should be able to see the calendar for any system on which you have received training.


Hours of Operation

We are open Mondays 11a-5p and Tuesdays through Friday 8am-5pm, except for University holidays. On Monday mornings we close the lab to perform maintenance and testing of our systems; this facilitates peak performance the rest of the week. Certain qualified MSL users can be granted access to the laboratory outside of normal hours. Please if you are an experienced user and would like to discuss this option.

A note on staff assistance

We want you to make the most of the time on our microscopes and are always happy to assist. Please come find us if any questions come up during your session. If you think that you will need continued assistance from the staff to use a microscope (it has been a long time since you last came, you are using different fluorophores and need help with settings, etc.), we prefer you let us know in advance so we can schedule a time to help you. The MSL team is usually heavily booked helping users, so by scheduling an assisted session you will ensure we can devote our full attention to you and your research project.